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Jamaica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, The United States exported approximately US$444 million in agricultural products to Jamaica. The U.S remains one Jamaica's main trading partners. Some of the products from the United States such as grains, oilseeds used to formulate feed...
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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Despite being passed in 2010, Nicaraguan biotechnology legislation lacks implementing regulations that would open opportunities for farmers and food processors to integrate new technologies into their operations. While progress on the regulatory...
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Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

While commercial production remains relatively small, FAS/San José expects area planted to genetically engineered crops in Costa Rica to grow modestly in 2022. Neither livestock nor other animal producers in Costa Rica appear interested in animal...
This report serves as an update to “Reminder - New Organic Product Requirements to Take Effect in January 2022” (GAIN report no. MX2021-0072) and to disseminate organic compliance information, as shared by the National Service for Food and...
On November 10, 2021, the Mexican legislature approved the 2022 federal government budget, allocating roughly US $2.7 billion to the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), an increase of 13 percent over SADER’s 2021 budget...
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

No changes to the regulatory framework or new crop event approvals were reported for Honduras during 2021, a consequence of the COVID pandemic.
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In El Salvador, there is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology for food, feed, and processing. However, no GE crops are currently cultivated.
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Colombia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Colombia remains open to biotechnology and other innovative technologies. In 2020, Colombia's GE corn acreage grew 23 percent while GE cotton acreage declined 37 percent.
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Chile: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

This year's report does not contain significant changes from last year's report. Chile continues allowing the reproduction of seeds under strict control of the Agricultural and Livestock Service of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Chile: Avocado Annual

In marketing year (MY) 2021/22 Chile will produce 220,000 metric tons of avocado, a 57 percent increase over MY2020/21, due to favorable climatic conditions.
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Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (corn), intermediate goods (soybean meal), and high value consumer-oriented products (processed food products), reaching a total export value of $1.4 billion in 2020.
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Caribbean Basin: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Biosafety regulatory efforts in the Caribbean remain stalled, and it is yet to be seen whether countries can regain the will and secure the international financing required to fully implement their National Biosafety Frameworks in a harmonized manner.