Regulatory Frameworks for GMOs in Africa

Systems to facilitate development, testing, and use

GMOs in Africa: Status, adoption and public acceptance. Gbadegesin, L. A., E. A. Ayeni, C. K. Tettey, V. A. Uyanga, O. O. Aluko et al., 2022  Food Control 141: 109193 10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109193.

The assessment and use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is increasing across Africa.

African countries are investing in infrastructure, training, development of expertise, and harmonization of regional regulatory frameworks and cooperative partnerships.

This is resulting in national systems that support evidence-based decision making in accordance with national (Biosafety, Health and Environmental laws), regional (bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements), and international legal obligations (United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity) concerning the testing and use GMOs.

Use the interactive map to explore the status of all GMO development and use across the African continent with emphasis on the overarching laws, regulations, and regulatory pathways.

Commercial Release of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Interface Between Biosafety Regulatory Systems and Varietal Release Systems. Akinbo, O., S. Obukosia, J. Ouedraogo, W. Sinebo, M. Savadogo et al., 2021 Frontiers in Plant Science 12 10.3389/fpls.2021.605937.

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