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Ugandan Parliament OKs amended GMO bill

The Ugandan Parliament has passed a bill that would facilitate the development and application of genetically modified crops in the country.

Uganda Output Traits

Nigeria approves Bt cotton

The Nigerian Ministry of Science and Technology has approved genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.

Nigeria Input Traits

Tanzania bans GM crop trials

Tanzania has issued a ban on all trials on genetically modified crops.

Tanzania Policy & Regulation

Sth Africa rejects stacked HT/IR/drought-res GM maize

South African government has rejected an application for the commercial use of Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s triple stacked genetically modified herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant and stress tolerant (MON87460xMON89034xNK603) maize.


South Africa Bayer Crop Science

Kenyan President calls for Bt cotton adoption

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has ordered government Ministries to investigate adoption of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton in the country.
Kenya Input Traits

Burkina Faso OKs release of anti-malaria GM mosquitoes

The Burkina Faso government has approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of malaria.

Burkina Faso Input Traits

Nigerian govt to provide training to Bt cotton growers

The Nigerian government has launched a programme to aid cotton farmers to grow genetically modified insect-resistant cotton.
Nigeria Input Traits

Nigerian court dismisses case against Bt cotton approval

Nigeria’s National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has won a case brought against it by the Nigerian environmentalist group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), over an approval for the commercial release of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton in Nigeria.
Nigeria Insect Resistance

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Additional controls placed on Egypt's strawberries by EU withdrawn

The EU has rescinded the additional import controls imposed on Egyptian strawberries after Egypt introduced “very rigorous” control standards for its exported products, said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

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
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