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December 22, 2016
Post projects that Morocco’s citrus production for MY 2016/17 will reach an estimated 2.3 million metric tons, increasing 15 percent over the previous marketing year.
December 21, 2016
Tanzania planted its first genetically engineered (GE) maize research trials on October 5, 2016, in Dodoma region, a semi-arid area in the central part of the country.
December 21, 2016
The major highlights impacting Israeli agriculture from the last year include: The Cornflakes Law, which came into effect creating greater opportunity for US exports.
December 21, 2016
In MY2016/17, Post forecasts total orange exports to increase by 5 percent or 70,000 MT to 1.520 MMT compared to 1.450 MMT in the previous year. FAS Cairo attributes this increase...
December 20, 2016
The current dry, hot weather conditions and lower dam levels is expected to affect the flowering of citrus trees, mainly in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga region, resulting in a five percent decrease...
December 20, 2016
Opportunities exist for U.S. agricultural products especially bulk commodities. Algeria has implemented measures to support intensive production, particularly in cereals and dairy.
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.
December 17, 2016
Mozambique is now in a position to start research trials of Genetically Engineered (GE) agricultural crops, after the Council of Ministers approved amendments to the Biosafety Regulations...
December 15, 2016
South Africa is the largest food service market in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a large and highly competitive hospitality industry. Hospitality and tourism are fast-growing sectors...
December 14, 2016
On December 5, 2016, the Registrar of the GMO Act informed stakeholders that all corn Genetically Engineered (GE) events that have been causing asynchrony with the United States have been approved...
December 14, 2016
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...
December 14, 2016
Although the production area of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in South Africa decreased in 2015 to approximately 2.3 million hectares, from 2.9 million hectares in 2014, due to a severe drought...
December 10, 2016
On October 20, 2016, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment (MOE) submitted a new draft biosafety bill to the cabinet. The bill is currently being cleared by the cabinet’s Judicial Reform Committee...
December 10, 2016
The Ministry of Agriculture’s decree of December 24, 2000 prohibits all imports, production, distribution, and commercialization as well as utilization of genetically engineered (GE) plant...
December 9, 2016
Developments in Israel’s food and agriculture sector.
December 9, 2016
Brunei Darussalam is a small, energy-rich Muslim country with less than 430,000 inhabitants. Agriculture accounts for less than one percent of Brunei’s gross domestic product...
December 9, 2016
After two decades of absence, US beef was newly released to the Israeli market on November 29th. Consistent, long-term, efforts by FAS Tel Aviv and Embassy Tel Aviv yielded the removal of sanitary...
December 9, 2016
MY 2016/17 seed cotton production from the selected West African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, and Senegal) could reach 1.9 million tons (3.6 million bales)...
December 7, 2016
Ghana’s National Biosafety Authority remains on track in strengthening its capacity to provide required supervisory services to relevant stakeholders under its watch.
December 7, 2016
Angola currently does not allow the use of agricultural biotechnology in production, and imports containing genetically engineered components are limited to food aid.

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