As part of the industry’s initiatives to support responsible stewardship, CropLife International developed a Compliance Management for Confined Field Trials manual, which is a resource for those conducting confined field trials of biotech-derived crops, as well as developing quality management programs. This document has been the basis for Compliance Management for Confined Field Trial Workshops conducted around the world.
To date, these workshops have been held in China, India, Malawi, the Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam. Participants in these workshops include government officials and representatives from public and private research groups. The objective is to help ensure uniform compliance with the terms and conditions of authorization for confined field trials, as well as to demonstrate responsible user and/or developer management of confined field trials. These workshops are especially useful in countries that lack a national biosafety framework by providing a model around which biosafety guidelines can be developed.