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Ghana MPs OK legislation to facilitate GMO adoption

The Ghanaian Finance Minister has published a budget to Parliament endorsing MPs' assent for biosafety legislation earlier this year.


Syngenta Zambia donates STs to smallholders in the country

Syngenta's Zambian operation, Syngenta Zambia, has donated 6,000 Fortenza Duo (thiamethoxam + FMC's cyantraniliprole) insecticide-treated maize seeds to smallholder farmers of Kazungula district in the Southern province.


Corteva opens business in Zambia

Corteva Agriscience has opened offices in Zambia.

Zambia Corteva Agriscience

Sub-Sahara Africa farmers to gain access to royalty free genes in GMOs

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are to gain access to genetically modified seeds at reduced cost through the use of royalty-free genes.

Middle East and Africa Input Traits

Nigeria OKs two GM cotton varieties

Nigeria has approved two genetically modified insect-resistant cotton varieties for commercial use.

Input Traits Nigeria

Kenya reportedly mulling overturning GMO import ban

Kenya is mulling a U-turn on its import ban on genetically modified crops, the US Cornell University-based non-profit organisation.

Kenya Input Traits

Ugandan Parliament free to pass Biosafety Bill

Uganda’s Parliament is free to pass its Biosafety Bill.

Uganda Policy & Regulation

Nigeria drafts national agchems policy

Nigeria is to launch a national pesticide policy to address residues impacting produce exports.

Nigeria Policy & Regulation

Zambia lifts GMO import ban

Zambia has ended its import ban on genetically modified crop produce.

Zambia Policy & Regulation

Corteva opens west African hub in Morocco

DowDuPont's agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, is to base its west African operations in Casablanca, Morocco.

Corteva Agriscience DowDuPont

Iran approves five GMOs for use in food

Iran has approved five genetically modified herbicide-tolerant soybean products for use in food.

Iran Input Traits

IITA submits dossier for GM starch yield cassava trials in Nigeria

The Nigerian National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has published an application dossier for confined trials of genetically modified cassava with increased starch yield.

Nigeria Output Traits
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