NIGERIA - The Federal Government has tasked the country’s scientists and researchers to domesticate its biotechnology practice to prevent Nigeria from becoming a dumping ground for foreign Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or products.
GHANA – The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has placed a temporary ban on exports of some vegetables to the European Union market.
NIGERIA - The European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS has refuted reports that the EU has banned the import of agricultural products from Nigeria.
GHANA - The Trade Related Assistance and Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE), has begun a series of training sessions for staff of existing conformity assessment bodies.
KENYA - The government will formulate new guidelines to ensure that animal feed makers conform to high standards, a dairy forum was told on Friday.
KENYA - A ban on importing and eating genetically modified food will be lifted in a month or two.
NIGERIA - The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has resolved to develop a regulatory framework for quality checks and enforcement to ensure that farmers access quality fertilizers.
NIGERIA - The recent decision of the European Union (EU) to embargo selected food commodities and fish products from Nigeria has been described as a bad omen for the country.
UGANDA - East African countries have been advised to harmonize grain standards at all border posts to improve on the quality of grains traded in the region.
SOUTH AFRICA - The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has on 7th August 2015, lodged an appeal to Agriculture, Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Senzeni Zokwana, against the general release approval of Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) maize, MON87460 granted by the Executive Council (EC): GMO Act.
UGANDA - Grains leaving and coming into the country will be subjected to strict quality controls as government moves to raise the profile of the produce, information from the Trade ministry indicates.
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