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Worldwide agricultural inputs prices have risen steeply the past year. South Africa is at the start of the 2021/22 summer production season and farmers are confronting these increased inputs prices that will squeeze profit margins.
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

On June 2021, Kenya became the first country globally to approve the environmental release of genetically engineered (GE) cassava. Bt. corn will likely be sent to Kenya’s cabinet for exemption from Kenya’s GE ban and final approval in fall 2021.
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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. Today, South Africa is among the top-10 largest producers of GE crops in the world and by far the largest in Africa.
The Government of Tanzania (GoT) uses a conservative, precautionary approach to manage genetically engineered (GE) products.
The Government of Senegal is still reviewing and revising its new biosafety law which may include language for an expedited approval process for certain genetically engineered (GE) products.
FAS Lagos recruited 24 Nigerian restaurant owners, hotel operators, and importer-distributors to attend the 2019 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show on May 18-21, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
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South Africa: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

The production of apples, pears and table grapes is forecast to continue its growth in the 2021/22 MY, based on normal weather conditions, new areas coming into production and high yielding varieties.
On October 27, 2021, South Africa, through a public notice, announced its regulatory approach for New Breeding Techniques.
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South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

After last season’s second consecutive bumper corn crop, the positive outlook for the South African grain industry will continue in the 2021/22 MY as evidenced by a 30 percent upsurge in tractor sales and the intention of commercial producers to maintain a corn area of 2.7 million hectares.
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Nigeria: Grain and Feed Update

Imported wheat ensures Nigeria food security amid a growing population since domestic production remains minimal.
In September 2021, the Government of Niger signed the ministerial decree that defines the composition, organization, and function of the National Technical and Scientific Committee on Biosafety (CTSNB).
This report documents Angola’s technical policies, practices, and import requirements for food and agricultural products.