Project leaders are based in USA, UK, Africa, Canada, Philippines and Honduras
- What are the scientifically-established nutritional, social, and environmental consequences of GM crops, particularly for small landholders? In which regions of the world would their use be most appropriate and beneficial? In which settings might they have deleterious effects?
- Can the use of GM crops have an economic impact across different levels of income in less-developed countries? What role might they play in improved land use (e.g. less chemical fertilizer); more efficient production (e.g. possible reductions in energy expenditures); the enhancement of domestic and international marketing services; and/or improved credit facilities?
- What are the barriers to the acceptance and use of GM crops? What policies have enabled and/or hindered their use? What is the science-based evidence about the role that the following issues play in facilitating or inhibiting the adoption of GM crops: (a) international trade; (b) bio-safety and/or bio-security; (c) regulatory and/or intellectual property frameworks?