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Zimbabwe lifts GM maize import ban to fight famine

Zimbabwe has ended its 12-year ban on the import of genetically modified maize.


Iran pesticide production up

The production of pesticides rose by 31% in Iran in the eight months to November 21st.


CropLife SA provides MRL database for farmers

Industry association CropLife South Africa has invested in a database to assist growers in finding "suitable, registered plant protection products" including maximum residue limit (MRL) data for each crop, pesticide and export destination, including retailer requirements.

South Africa

Kenya approves commercial cultivation of Bt cotton

Kenya has approved the commercial cultivation of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.

Insect Resistance Kenya

First Nigerian GM food crop launched

The first genetically modified food crop to be commercialised in Nigeria has been launched.

Input Traits Nigeria

Ghana MPs OK legislation to facilitate GMO adoption

The Ghanaian Finance Minister has published a budget to Parliament endorsing MPs' assent for biosafety legislation earlier this year.


Syngenta Zambia donates STs to smallholders in the country

Syngenta's Zambian operation, Syngenta Zambia, has donated 6,000 Fortenza Duo (thiamethoxam + FMC's cyantraniliprole) insecticide-treated maize seeds to smallholder farmers of Kazungula district in the Southern province.


Corteva opens business in Zambia

Corteva Agriscience has opened offices in Zambia.

Zambia Corteva Agriscience

Sub-Sahara Africa farmers to gain access to royalty free genes in GMOs

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are to gain access to genetically modified seeds at reduced cost through the use of royalty-free genes.

Middle East and Africa Input Traits

Nigeria OKs two GM cotton varieties

Nigeria has approved two genetically modified insect-resistant cotton varieties for commercial use.

Input Traits Nigeria

Kenya reportedly mulling overturning GMO import ban

Kenya is mulling a U-turn on its import ban on genetically modified crops, the US Cornell University-based non-profit organisation.

Kenya Input Traits

Ugandan Parliament free to pass Biosafety Bill

Uganda’s Parliament is free to pass its Biosafety Bill.

Uganda Policy & Regulation
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