El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed. Also, the Ministry of Environment completed the regulatory framework for the safe use and commercialization of GE products. A new government administration that took office in June 2019, has shown interest in biotechnology and how it can help advance agricultural competitiveness in El Salvador. FAS San Salvador, in coordination with CropLife and the Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA), has been working on technical training to Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) officials about the benefits of biotechnology for agricultural productivity and the environment.