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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

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

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). 
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