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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The first planting of Bt. Cotton for commercialization in Kenya is planned for the start of the long rains season, which is expected in March or April 2020.
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South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

South Africa has a robust and experienced regulatory system for genetically engineered (GE) products which started with the publication of its “GMO” act in 1997.
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Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Ethiopian farmers and researchers have tried to address food security shortfalls and plant health issues through conventional breeding without success.
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Bt. cotton will likely be the first commercially approved genetically engineered (GE) crop for cultivation in Kenya.
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Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2018, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) authorized cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) cotton by granting official approvals for environmental release.
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South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The production area of genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybean and cotton in South Africa is estimated at around 2.7 million hectares.
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Approves Biotech Cotton

In May, the Ethiopian Ministry of Environment approved Bt cotton – the country’s first biotech crop – for cultivation.
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Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Ethiopia completed its second round of Bt cotton confined field trials in 2017 and commercialization is expected within the next couple of years.
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Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

For the past several years, Ethiopia has invested in establishing the legal and regulatory systems, as well as the technical capacity to support and manage the adoption of genetically engineered...
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Kenya’s progress in agricultural biotechnology has suffered a setback after the National Assembly’s Agriculture committee recommended that a new food safety law...
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Senegal: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

On July, 26, 2016, The President of Cote d’Ivoire announced the implementation of the national biosafety law adopted by the parliament on July 1, 2016.
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Nigeria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In April 2015, Nigeria signed its biosafety bill and established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA). NBMA functions to regulate the law and provide oversight for utilizing...