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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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