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African Biosafety Network of Expertise

The question of biotechnology and biosafety is strongly related to the preservation of the earth, her nature and our health. Africa especially faces the challenge of meeting food security as her population has reached the one billion mark. Biotechnology is considered to be a promising technique to contribute to food security and to enlarge the agricultural potential of the continent. However, the introduction of biotechnology must take into account biosafety concerns. Therefore the African Union’s strategic framework for socio-economic development NEPAD has established the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE). Together with Michigan State University (MSU) the aim is to empower African regulators and biosafety institutions by providing science-based information with regard to the introduction and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Staff involved:

prof. dr. Joost Herman

dr. Sjaak Swart

Last modified:21 December 2021 11.25 a.m.