About the Project


Biotec-LATAM is an initiative that seeks to showcase Latin American contribution and potential in agricultural biotechnology. For that purpose, this site gathers information on the GM crops grown in the region, their benefits, the relevant regulatory frameworks, some examples of local developments in transgenic crops and animals, and the multilateral agreements of which Latin American countries are parties and/or members. 

The information contained in this site has been made available, for the most part, by the Latin American organizations that are part of CropLife International global network (AgroBio Región Andina, ArgenBio, Croplife Brasil, Croplife Latin America, ChileBio and Proccyt) and by the Latin American offices of the Foreign Agricultural Services - US Department of Agriculture FAS/USDAAlso, colleagues from different countries have made very valuable contributions to this project. Finally, the annual global reports published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and PG Economics have also been valuable sources of information. 

Navigating through Latin America in an imaginary journey, visitors to this site will be able to go through each country and find general information as well as their main agriculture characteristics, and, in particular, each country’s standpoint in relation to agricultural biotechnology.

The most valuable feature of this site is that it gathers all information in one place, facilitating data search to those willing to access statistics, developments, regulation and agreements between the countries. 

Grab your suitcases and join us in this journey through the beautiful and diverse Latin American territories.

Welcome to Biotec-LATAM