Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II

Supporting agricultural development through biotechnology

What is ABSPII?

ABSPII is a USAID-funded consortium of public and private sector institutions that supports scientists, regulators, extension workers, farmers and the general public in developing countries to make informed decisions about agricultural biotechnology. Where demand exists, ABSPII focuses on the safe and effective development and commercialization of bio-engineered crops as a complement to traditional and organic agricultural approaches. The project helps boost food security, economic growth, nutrition and environmental quality in Africa, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. The consortium develops innovative, pragmatic solutions, building on the successes of the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project (ABSP) that was led for over a decade by Michigan State University. ABSPII works collaboratively with the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) and the South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP).