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Biosafety authority wants ban on GMO imports lifted

Kenya is expected to lift the ban on imports of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the next three months after the biosafety authority... Read more

Uganda seeks ways to manage the regulation of biotechnology

Left: A scientist explains biotechnology research to a group of visitors at Namulonge research institute. As the research progress, the best way... Read more

With Biotechnology, Nigeria Can Feed Her Population

By Patrick Ugeh

The Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Rufus Ebegba, has identified biotechnology as a... Read more

Delay to accept GM technology not good for us

Finally, our neighbour, Kenya, is set to lift the ban on imports of genetically modified (GM) food crops by the end of this month, according to... Read more

Science council okays GM maize trials

Approval for trials of genetically modified (GM) maize has been granted by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Daily Monitor... Read more

Uganda's First Field Observation of GM Potato Shows Extreme Resistance to Late Blight

The first field trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes resistant to potato blight conducted in Uganda from October 2015 to January 2016 has... Read more

Scientists allowed to release GMO seeds for field trials

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has allowed researchers to release Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crop for field trials, marking a new... Read more

GM foods becoming a reality in Kenya

By Gilbert arap BorThis could be the big turning-point for biotechnology in agriculture: Deputy President William Ruto has announced that our... Read more

Lift GMO ban for food security, Kenyan MPs ask

By Kibiwott KorrosNAIROBI: MPs from seven committees have backed scientists and asked the Government to lift the ban on Genetically Modified... Read more

Kenya Has Capacity to Grow GMOs, Parliamentarians Say

Ten Kenyan parliamentarians drawn from various house committees have assured scientists of their support in biotech research. They said this after... Read more

Victory for biotech lobby as Tanzania relaxes law on GMOs

Tanzania has reviewed its law on genetically modified organisms, paving the way for scientists in the country to carry out confined trials on... Read more

Biotechnology will 'increase Uganda’s GDP'

KAMPALA - Uganda’s economy will make economic strides when Uganda embraces biotechnology, says Fred Omach, the minister of state for general... Read more

PRESS RELEASE - Nigeria has finally joined the league of Biotechnology countries

By Prof. Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, Director-General/CEO, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja

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Ghana will lose out if it fails to pass Plant Breeders Rights Bill - researchers

Local farmers and others in the agricultural value chain need new technologies to boost food production and add value to produce.This is important... Read more

ActionAid: The charity spreading 'groundless' fears over GM

Exclusive: Independent investigation reveals how African farmers are warned of cancer threat that ‘doesn’t exist’

Donors to one of Britain’... Read more

Soko miller blames regulators for any GM maize in market

Thika-based Capwel Industries is challenging the authenticity of recent tests by the National Biosafety Authority, which last week claimed to have... Read more

Nigeria: Biotechnology - Nabda Boss Laments Information Mismanagement
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Tanzania biotech debate heats up

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The government has been advised to play its part by creating conducive environment so as to enable local researchers to... Read more

Tanzania: GMOs Good for Agriculture Development, Says Don

BIOTECHNOLOGY and genetic engineering have the potential to do for agriculture what the world is seeing happening in the mobile technology even in... Read more

The New Harvest: Exit Obama, enter Ole-Juma!

By Guardian on Sunday correspondent

The story of our ‘Ole-Juma’ begins at the tail-end of the latest public lecture in a monthly series... Read more