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Set Alert for Africa

Kenya OKs GMO trials for this year

The Kenyan National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has approved field trials for genetically modified crops, national newspaper Business Daily reports.


Arysta launches fungicides in African countries

Platform Specialty Products' agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has launched its fluoxastrobin-based fungicides: Evito T in Kenya, Tanzania and North Africa; and Disarm 480 SC in Kenya.
Fungicides Middle East and Africa

Dow/DuPont merger progresses in South Africa

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended the conditional approval of the proposed merger between Dow AgroSciences parent company Dow Chemical and DuPont.
M&A Dow AgroSciences

Kenyan MPs call for GMO trials to go ahead

The Kenyan Parliament’s Agriculture select committee has voted to allow trials of genetically modified maize.

Kenya Input Traits

Arysta acquires biosolutions business Verios

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has acquired the business assets of South African biosolutions supplier Verios.
South Africa M&A

DuPont opens South Africa facility

DuPont has opened its Rand 100 million ($7.7 million) crop technology centre in Delmas, South Africa.

DuPont Commercial

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2017

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2017, with links to the original articles.

Policy & Regulation Biostimulants

Mitsui & Co acquires Top Seeds

Japanese company Mitsui & Co has acquired Israeli seed company Top Seeds (Moshav Sharona) and renamed it Top Seeds International.

M&A Israel

UPL agchem sales up 12% in Q4

UPL recorded an agrochemical sales rise of 11.5% to Rs 46,140 million ($717 million at the current rate) in its fourth quarter ended March 31st 2017.

Product UPL

Kenya develops GMOs

The Kenya Agricultural, Livestock Research Organisation’s Biotechnology Research Institute (BioRI) has developed genetically modified cotton and maize to pre-confined trials stage.

Product Input Traits

Argentina to aid Africans in GMO biosafety know-how

Argentine biosafety regulators are training a delegation of scientists from Ghana and Nigeria to launch a knowledge transfer campaign on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety.

Product Policy & Regulation

South Africa seeks major Bayer divestment for Monsanto deal

South Africa’s competition authorities have conditionally approved Bayer CropScience’s parent company Bayer’s proposed takeover of Monsanto.

Bayer CropScience Monsanto
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