Kenya Developing Animal Biotech Regulatory GuidelinesMarch 7, 2018
The acting CEO said NBA supports the advancements in animal biotechnology, emphasizing that the authority is fast-tracking laws that support such advancements. Ogoyi was concerned that Kenya's current regulations focus more on transgenic crops and do not support animal biotechnology. He however exuded confidence that the biosafety authority is swiftly moving into the realm of GM animals. "This will set the pace for the rest of Africa. We need to adapt accordingly," Ogoyi said. He revealed that the NBA is learning from the best practices in the world and drawing useful lessons from countries with GM animal applications. He said NBA is progressively building a database on stakeholder experts who are pivotal in steering this cause.
The workshop, held in Nairobi on February 28-March 1, 2018, was attended by stakeholders in animal research, regulatory, communication, production and food standards. It sought to solicit expert views on drafting of the guidelines on regulation of GM animals research in Kenya, share international experiences in regulating animal biotechnology as well as explore possibilities of building a network of experts in animal biotechnology in the country and the region. ISAAA AfriCenter, in collaboration with NBA, organized and facilitated the two-day workshop with support from USDA.
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