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August 14, 2014
Genetic engineering (GE) product development remains at confined field trials (CFTs) in Kenya for cotton, corn, cassava, sorghum and sweet potato.
August 13, 2014
The production area of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in South Africa was unchanged in 2013, at 2.9 million hectares, making South Africa the eighth largest producer of GE crops in the world.
August 11, 2014
Egypt was the first North African country to approve genetically engineered (GE) corn.
August 6, 2014
The Tunisian legislation on biotechnology, drafted before the revolution, has been indefinitely postponed.
August 1, 2014
The President of the Republic of Ghana signed the Ghana Biosafety Act, 2011 (Act 831) December 2011 following the passage of the Biosafety Bill by the Ghanaian Parliament, in June 21, 2011.
July 24, 2014
There are no significant biotechnology activities reported in Saudi Arabia in 2013/14.
July 14, 2014
the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allows the importation of genetically engineered food products of plant origin.
December 11, 2013
South Africa's highly developed food processing sector offers U.S. exporters opportunities to supply raw materials or inputs.
December 5, 2013
Saudi Arabia's hotel, restaurant and institutional food service sector has grown rapidly in the past decade, with more than 80 percent of the sector's needs coming from imports.
November 26, 2013
Nigeria’s food processing sector offers significant market potential and FAS-Lagos can assist interested U.S. food/ingredients suppliers in establishing business relationships with local buyers.
November 18, 2013
This report provides list of model certificates required by Saudi Arabia’s regulatory agencies for food and agricultural products imports to Saudi Arabia.
November 1, 2013
Mozambique is revising its biosafety regulations, which could allow for the country's first field trials of genetically engineered crops.
November 1, 2013
While South Africa is an exporter of agricultural products, it remains a viable market for U.S. sales, particularly of high-value, consumer-oriented products.
October 17, 2013
This report provides an overview of the food laws and regulatory environment in Morocco as they relate to U.S. food and agricultural exports.
September 8, 2013
FAS Cairo forecasts that Egypt’s beef production, imports and domestic consumption will slightly increase in 2014 as the country’s political and economic situation gradually stabilizes.
August 23, 2013
FAS Cairo estimates that current wheat stocks (domestic production plus imports) are sufficient to carry Egypt through January 2014.
August 1, 2013
Information on the Egyptian market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. Prospects for U.S. bulk commodities and intermediate products remain positive in 2013.
May 30, 2013
Post forecasts Egyptian soybean imports to fall in 2013/14, with a decrease in soybean meal consumption due to lingering animal health concerns in the domestic poultry industry and high feed prices.
May 23, 2013
Post expects a 33 percent drop in Egypt's sugar imports in 2012/13 due to high stocks, temporary anti-dumping measures and strong domestic production. Imports should rebound in MY 2013/14.
April 25, 2013
Egypt’s cotton production is expected to decline in 2013/14 in the face of what Egyptian farmers regard as relatively low prices.