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Set Alert for Africa

Bayer opens Mozambique office

Bayer has opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique.

Bayer Crop Science Mozambique

African call for glyphosate precautionary principle

African scientists have called for the application of the precautionary principle on the herbicide, glyphosate, newswire SciDev reports. 
Middle East and Africa Policy & Regulation

Kenya Ag Ministry to aid grower adoption of GM cotton

The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture is to aid growers in the adoption of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.

Kenya Input Traits

MBI/KBL sign Kenya/Tanzania distribution deal

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has agreed an exclusive distribution deal with Kenya Biologics (KBL) to deliver its products in Kenya and Tanzania.

Kenya Tanzania

Kenya to trial GM bananas

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation will carry out trials on genetically modified bacterial wilt (Xanthomonas vasicola pv musacearum)-resistant bananas. .

Kenya Input Traits

Nigeria OKs GM Bt cowpeas as safe

The Nigerian National Agricultural Research System has passed genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cowpeas as safe for human consumption.
Nigeria Input Traits

Kenya OKs Monsanto GM cotton trials

The Kenyan Biosafety Authority has approved field trials of Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON15985 cotton.

Input Traits Kenya

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
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