Kazakhstan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
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In the past year, there have been no major changes in Kazakhstan’s biotechnology policies, although the government may be making plans to regulate and commercialize agricultural biotechnologies. For the time being, Kazakhstan continues to rely on Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) regulations for guidance on biotechnology issues. Despite some success by Kazakhstani researchers in developing new genetically engineered (GE) plant varieties, the lack of clear regulations has prevented further commercialization efforts. Climate change, and the reliance on EAEU member biotechnology regulations, may be two catalysts for Kazakhstan to develop its own regulations to promote agricultural biotechnology research and commercialization.