Monday, 4 May 2009

Strengthening capacity for safe biotechnology management is sub-Sahara Africa

29th April 2009. Nairobi, ILRI. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) andThe Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) have signed an agreement to strengthen the capacity for safe biotechnology management in Sub‐Saharan Africa. 

This is a 3‐year project (2009‐2011) for a total investment of $1,265,565 to be managed by FARA and implemented by the Sub‐Regional Organisations (SROs) and the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in six countries in Sub‐Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Wilson Songa, Agriculture Secretary to the Kenya Ministry of Agric., Dr. Carlos Sere, ED ILRI, Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director of BecA-ILRI Hub in the presence of all the participants of the BecA-SFSA conference. There was a lot of interest in the project as it was considered timely for countries about to start handling of GM products.

Press Release Syngenta
Kenya: BecA-ILRI Hub - Syngenta Foundation Conference
“From technology to product development for the African farmer”. April 29, 2009, ILRI Campus, Nairobi Read Conference Program