WAEMU genetically modified organism project go-ahead
A West Africa Regional Biosafety Project, which plans a shared regulatory framework for genetically modified organisms across eight countries, has received World Bank approval. The project spans Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It is to implement essential environmental and social safeguards to help the countries comply with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB). The World Bank has given $9.3 million to the project.