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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Additional controls placed on Egypt's strawberries by EU withdrawn

The EU has rescinded the additional import controls imposed on Egyptian strawberries after Egypt introduced “very rigorous” control standards for its exported products, said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

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.
Uganda

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
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