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Namibia opens first GMO lab

Namibia has opened a laboratory for testing genetically modified products.

Namibia

Syngenta opens seed facility in Kenya

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has opened a seed research facility in Ruiru, Kenya.
Kenya Syngenta

Rwanda prepares draft GMO legislation

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has drafted a law governing the country’s genetically modified organisms.
Rwanda

Eastman files nematicide applications

US specialty chemical company Eastman (Kingsport, Tennessee) has submitted approval applications for the micro-encapsulated nematicide, Cedroz (geraniol + thymol), that it is developing with UK company Eden Research (Cirencester, Gloucestershire). 
Insecticides Europe

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.

Kenya
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