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Date：Oct. 14, 2019 Category：Regulations
Kenya is closing in on commercialising Bt cotton, a high-yielding, genetically modified cotton varieties resistant to the notorious ball worm pests.
Date：Jul. 4, 2019 Category：Markets
Maize production could increase by up to 50 per cent with the use of genetically modified seeds, according to a study held by Mozambique's Agricultural Research...
Date：Oct. 19, 2018 Category：Markets
The successful introduction of genetically modified cotton in the northern regions of Cameroon would pave the way for trials on other cereals nationwide as a me...
Date：Feb. 21, 2018 Category：Products
Tanzania has excelled in experimental trials of high yielding and disease resistant potato varieties under a climate smart agriculture programme aimed to improv...
Date：Sep. 12, 2017 Category：Markets
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is in the process of establishing a Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) te...
Date：Aug. 25, 2017 Category：Markets
Mozambique's Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) is harvesting its first genetically modified maize (GM maize), which has been grown in a test field of Ch...
Date：Jun. 1, 2017 Category：Companies
Monsanto Tanzania, the multinational agricultural biotechnology company, plans to open Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds production facility in the coun...
Date：May. 18, 2017 Category：Markets
In Ethiopia, teff, wheat, maize, sorghum and barley are grown on nearly three quarters of the total arable plots of land. The production and productivity of the...
Date：May. 3, 2017 Category：Products
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) said that it has discovered sorghum seed that brings bumper crop to farmers residing in the most drought aff...
Date：Apr. 19, 2017 Category：Regulations
There is need to expedite seed regulation harmonisation programme in the COMESA region to help increase access to quality and improved seeds by farmers and boos...
Date：Sep. 12, 2016 Category：Regulations
The National Biosafety Authority has approved the release of genetically modified cotton for environmental trials.
Date：Aug. 5, 2016 Category：Regulations
The Tanzania Official Seed Certification (TOSCI) has asked the government to immediately amend the Seeds Act, 2003 so that the body can have more power to deal ...
Date：Jul. 5, 2016 Category：Markets
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has said that the Genetically Modified (GMO) maize recently approved to Monsanto Agriculture Nigeria Limited may...
Date：Jun. 29, 2016 Category：Regulations
The age-old practice of farmers replanting harvested grain now goes against intellectual property laws adopted by the government. The practice, which is rife wh...
Date：Jun. 10, 2016 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Cotton marketing season is scheduled for opening in the next few days amid grieving by majority of peasants whose farms have been badly damaged by pests despite...
Date：Apr. 19, 2016 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Seed Co Limited
Zambia has the best developing seed industry in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region due to the private sector participation.
Date：Jan. 6, 2016 Category：Regulations
Kenyans will know whether genetically modified maize will be grown in the country at the end of this month.
Tags:New GM registrationAfricaBiotech
Date：Aug. 25, 2015 Category：Companies
The Candel Company Limited
Candel Company Limited has concluded plans to commence the export of agrochemical products made in Nigeria from its integrated manufacturing facility located at...
Tags:AfricaInvestment & Expansion
Date：May. 15, 2015 Category：Regulations
By signing the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law, President Goodluck Jonathan has signaled a turning point in biotechnology research and development in Ni...
Date：Apr. 20, 2015 Category：Markets
Delegates from 30 countries from around the world, attending an international Agri-biotech and Biosafety Communication conference in Nairobi have called on the ...