In December 2020, the Government of Nigeria through the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) authorized guidelines on gene editing.
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Nigeria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Since the commercial release of Bt Cowpea in January 2019, Nigeria biotech regulatory authorities are forging ahead with other approvals.
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Kenya’s import ban on genetically engineered (GE) products continues to constrain commerce and trade of agricultural products, preventing local producers, consumers, and industry access...
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Senegal: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Senegal is reviewing and revising its new biosafety law which may include language for an expedited approval process for certain genetically engineered (GE) products.
The Government of Tanzania uses a conservative, precautionary approach to manage genetically engineered (GE) products in the country.
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Angola: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Angola currently does not allow the use of agricultural biotechnology in production, and imports containing genetically engineered (GE) components are limited to food aid.
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Ghana: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Submission of the application for environmental release of Ghana’s first genetically engineered (GE) product, Bt cowpea, to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for approval is still pending...
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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.
Tanzania Government allows the importation of Genetic Engineered (GE) products from United States and other countries that meets national standards.
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Senegal: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Senegal is reviewing and revising its new biosafety law which may include language for an expedited approval process for certain genetically engineered (GE) products.
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Ghana: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The application for commercial release of Ghana’s first genetically engineered (GE) product - Bt cowpea is now ready to be submitted to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for approval....
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Senegal: Biosafety Law 2019 - Niger

In October 2019, the Government of Niger promulgated National Biosafety Law 2019-48 which applies to genetically engineered products developed domestically or by a third country.