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Nigeria approves first Bt cotton varieties

Nigeria has approved its first genetically modified cotton products.
Nigeria Product Approvals

Additional controls placed on Egypt's strawberries by EU withdrawn

The EU has rescinded the additional import controls imposed on Egyptian strawberries after Egypt introduced “very rigorous” control standards for its exported products, said Egyptian agriculture ministry spokesman Ahram.

Europe Middle East and Africa

South African co-operative to enter tomato paste market

Bathwali Bentuthuko Co-operative Ltd is to build a tomato paste factory 50 kilometres south of Durban. It will produce both hot break and cold break product.

Canned & Tomato Products Tomato Paste

AATF gains B&MG Foundation grant to market GMOs

The US Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) a $24.6 million grant to commercialise genetically modified insect-resistant and drought-tolerant maize in sub-Saharan Africa.
Middle East and Africa Output Traits

Ethiopia approves GM cotton

Ethiopia has approved the planting of genetically modified cotton.
Ethiopia Input Traits

Kenya to start GM cotton trials

Kenya is set to begin national trials on genetically modified cotton.
Kenya Input Traits

Swaziland OKs Bt cotton

Swaziland’s Environment Authority, the SEA, has approved for the first time the import and environmental release of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.
Swaziland Input Traits

Uganda President demands changes to Biosafety Bill

Uganda’s President has sent the Parliament-passed Biosafety Bill back to MPs.

Crop protection companies make strides across Africa

Africa is making steady progress towards agricultural transformation and many African countries have undergone dramatic change during the past decade.

Middle East and Africa

Algeria lifts its ban on the import of soft drink ingredients

The Algerian government has agreed to lift the ban on imported flavours and other ingredients for the manufacture of soft drinks.
European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Kenyan NEMA seeks comments on proposed Bt cotton trials

The Kenyan National Environment Authority (NEMA) has called for public comments on its imminent decision on trials on genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton at nine research stations.

Kenya Input Traits

Bayer trials vector control in Africa

Bayer’s Crop Science division has initiated one-year trials of its malaria vector control insecticidal indoor residual spray (IRS), Fludora Fusion (deltamethrin + clothianidin), in Mozambique’s Manhica district.

Mozambique Bayer Crop Science
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