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April 12, 2024


National Biosafety Authority says it has not granted approval for the seeds of 14 genetically modified products to be cultivated in Ghana (Ghana News Agency)


April 8, 2024


Approval of more biotech crops shows Ghana is on right path to food security (MyJoyOnline)


March 20, 2024


UPOV updates explanatory note on essentially derived varieties (EDVs) (Morrison Foerster)


March 4, 2024


Costs of inappropriately regulating all seed innovations as GMOs are too high for South Africa (Daily Maverick)


February 7, 2024


Seed Co wins US$1m claim against Credcorp Investments


February 6, 2024


UPOV releases explanatory notes further defining protection for essentially derived varieties (Cooley)


January 24, 2024


Landmark memorandum of understanding aigned between the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) to enhance plant variety rights


January 12, 2024


Nigeria approves commercial release of GM maize varieties


January 5, 2024


Kenya develops new regulations to enhance quality, access to variety of select seeds (Farmers Review Africa)


December 19, 2023


Groundwork BioAg expands global commercialization of mycorrhizal inoculants - Rootella registration approved in China, Argentina, and South Africa


December 18, 2023


Scientists call for framework to scale up genome editing adoption in Africa (Ghana News Agency)


December 13, 2023


Certified e-learning course on Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture


December 12, 2023


Mozambique - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report


Ghana - - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report


Angola - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report


November 22, 2023


Tunisie - Vers la libéralisation de l’importation de semences et de fourrages en 2024 (Tunisie Numérique)


November 21, 2023


Senegal - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report


November 9, 2023


Zimbabwe urged to develop robust gene editing regulations (The Herald)


November 6, 2023


Breeders welcome the adoption of the new Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties by the UPOV Council 


UPOV Council holds its Annual Session


October 30, 2023


Rwandan government launches national roadmap to get rid of fake seeds by 2030 (Farmers Review Africa)


October 23, 2023


Kenya's Environment Court dismisses case challenging importation and cultivation of GM crops


October 13, 2023


Science wins as Kenyan court dismisses landmark case against GMOs


September 27, 2023


Nigeria - National Assembly commits to biotechnology innovations (Voice of Nigeria)


August 30, 2023


Ghana - Scientists, regulators meets to dialogue on state of GMOs (Modern Ghana)


August 22, 2023


Eleven countries in Africa have approved GM crops but only seven have regulatory legislation


August 15, 2023


Kenya green-lights 58 GMO projects as scientists worldwide continue with research in biotechnology despite lawsuits, misinformation


August 4, 2023


Laws and regulations enabling and restricting Africa’s vegetable seed sector


July 14, 2023


Nigeria: Understanding intellectual property (IP) and enforcement of IP laws in Science (Mondaq)


June 26, 2023


National Seed Policy for Nigeria, 2022


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