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December 15, 2014
MY 2014/15 (Aug/July) rainy season started normally in May for most selected countries but a long pause during June and July could reduce countries’ initial targets.
December 9, 2014
Post forecasts that Zambia’s cotton production will increase by about 25 percent to 50,000 MT in the 2014/15 MY.
September 19, 2014
MY 2014/15 (Aug/July) rainy season started normally in May for most selected countries but a long pause during June and July could reduce countries’ initial targets.
September 15, 2014
Since January 2014, the Burkinabe National Biosafety Agency (NBA) has been converting the status of the organization to a technical and scientific public institution (EPSET) for greater autonomy.
August 29, 2014
Minister of Science and Technology approved revised regulations that will create a positive environment for seed companies to start research.
November 1, 2013
Mozambique is revising its biosafety regulations, which could allow for the country's first field trials of genetically engineered crops.
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.
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.
January 9, 2018
Cotton production in MY17/18 (Aug-Jul) is projected to fall to 176,000 bales (38,000 MT) because of poor weather conditions and pest damage.
December 29, 2017
Ethiopia completed its second round of Bt cotton confined field trials in 2017 and commercialization is expected within the next couple of years.
December 11, 2017
West Africa’s (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Senegal) Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18 cotton production is forecast down to 2.8 million 480 lb. bales primarily due to drought and high pest pressures....
October 19, 2017
For MY 2017/18, total area and production levels for West Africa are estimated to increase 2.75 percent to 2.95 million 480 lb. bales assuming good weather and strong farm gate prices.
July 20, 2017
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
July 10, 2017
For MY 2016/17 (August to July) total cotton production for Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal is estimated to rise 18 percent to 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) due to higher area....
June 19, 2017
Cotton lint production in Zimbabwe is expected to increase by 62 percent to73,000 MT in the 2017/18 MY, due to the government’s free inputs support program that targets smallholder farmers.
June 9, 2017
For MY 2016/17 (August to July) total cotton production for Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal is estimated to rise 18 percent to 1.8 million metric tons (MMT) due to higher area....
April 5, 2017
In MY2017/18, cotton area is forecast to double to 110,000 ha and production is set to almost double and reach 340,000 bales.
December 30, 2016
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...
December 29, 2016
Kenya’s progress in agricultural biotechnology has suffered a setback after the National Assembly’s Agriculture committee recommended that a new food safety law...
December 17, 2016
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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