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April 11, 2022

The paradox of favourable biotech regulations amid GMO ban in Kenya (Business Daily)

March 28, 2022

Ghana authority seeks public participation as PBR Cowpea inches towards deregulation

March 25, 2022

How South Africa is bungling regulation of CRISPR and other gene edited crops — and why consumers will pay the price (Genetic Literacy Project)

March 18, 2022

Harmonisation des cadres règlementaires des semences en Afrique : Des paysans corrigent la copie de l’Union africaine et la Cedeao (Le Quotidien)

March 16, 2022

Kenya publishes genome editing regulations, becoming the second African country to do so

Guidelines for determining the regulatory process of genome editing techniques in Kenya

March 4, 2022

Kenya - Scientists in second GMO maize approval bid (Business Daily)

March 3, 2022

Ghana begins accepting public comments on its first GMO cro

February 23, 2022

Nigeria - National Agricultural Seed Council destroys imported vegetable seeds worth about N40 million for not complying with packaging rules and presentations of false information on the product (Nigerian Tribune)

February 21, 2022

La Tunisie rejoint le COMSHIP  qui harmonise le commerce des semences en Afrique (African Manager)

February 16, 2022

Nigeria - National Biosafety Management Agency unveils national guidelines on gene editing (The Sun)

South Africa should rethink regulations on genetically modified plants (The Conversation)

January 24, 2022

Nigeria - National Agricultural Seeds Council warns farmers against buying fake seeds (Daily Trust)

January 19, 2022

Joint news release issued by Agbiz, Sansor and Croplife SA on the industry appeal lodged against South Africa’s regulatory approach to classify and regulate all new breeding techniques (nbts) Under the genetically modified organisms act 15 of 1997

December 21, 2021

Nigeria - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

Nigeria - National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology takes campaign on resilient seeds to Kishi, Oyo State (Tribune)

December 15, 2021

Côte d’Ivoire - Le ministère de l’Agriculture annonce la création d’une direction chargée du secteur des semences (AIP)

December 8, 2021

Mozambique - Agricultural technology, annual report

Angola - Agricultural technology, annual report

December 6, 2021

Ghana resumes approval process for insect-resistant cowpea, its first GMO crop

Ghana - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report

Côte d'Ivoire - Agricultural biotechnology and other new production technologies, annual report

December 1, 2021

Le troc des semences certifiés de blé autorisé en Tunisie 

International Seed Testing Association - The International Rules for Seed Testing 2022 edition is now available online

November 23, 2021

The global GM regulatory landscape and how gene editing fits in it (Part 1)

November 15, 2021

Frustration grows over Ghana’s delay in approving GM cowpea

Celebrating advent of plants varieties protection law in Nigeria (Vanguard News)

November 8, 2021

Ghana - Ensuring food security: Plant Variety Protection Regulation to be passed (Graphic)

October 27, 2021

Authorizing GM Crop Varieties: Policy Implications for Seed Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (Agronomy)

October 25, 2021

Nigeria - The Plants Varieties Protection Act 2021 (Guardian)



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