Tanzania: Biotechnology and Other New Production Technologies Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   TZ2022-0005

In September 2022, Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture directed the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI) to identify a research station for trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops. This decision appears to reverse the Government of Tanzania’s (GoT) 2021 ban on all GE crop research trials. Due to the strict liability clause in the Biosafety Regulations of 2009, there are no GE products imported or commercialized in Tanzania; however applied biotechnology is used for medicine and public health.

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