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Record ID
Date of creation
2021-06-04 11:43 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2021-06-04 14:30 UTC (jmuchiri@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Kenya
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
National Biosafety Authority
NACOSTI Building, Loresho, off Waiyaki Way
Nairobi, Nairobi
Kenya, 28251--00100
Phone:(+254) (20) (2678667)
Url:National Biosafety Office - Kenya
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
Approval to conduct confined field trials of transgenic banana for resistance to Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) disease in Kenya
Date of the decision
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according to Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Dr. Leena Tripathi
Principal Scientist
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Phone:(+254) (20) 8632900
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import and/or use of the LMO(s) with conditions
The approval was granted to conduct confined field trials only.
This is a contained use application
Does the decision involve field trials?
Does the decision involve commercial release?
LMO identification
Banana modified for Xanthomonas wilt disease resistance
Dr. Leena Tripathi Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
Summary risk assessment report on the application to conduct confined field trials (CFT) to assess resistance of Banana to Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) Disease.
Banana resistant to Xanthomonas wilt disease
Dr. Leena Tripathi

Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Resistance to diseases and pests - Bacteria
Decision document
Decision document