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Biosafety Information Resource
Record information and status
Record ID
103326
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-04-26 14:25 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-04-26 14:25 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Regulation of GMO Crops and Foods: Kenya Case Study
Author
Patricia Kameri-Mbote
Author’s contact information
Associate Professor of Law
Faculty of law
University of Nairobi
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2012-04-26
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
The Table of Contents is as follows:

I. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

II. THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR AND THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF GMOS IN KENYA
Export Products and Markets
A. Risks and Benefits of GMO Crops/Foods in Kenya
   1. Risks
   2. Benefits

III. KEY ACTORS AND SOCIAL ATTITUDES
A. Government GMO Regulatory and Management Authorities
   1. National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
   2. The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
   3. Department of Veterinary Services (DVS)
   4. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
   5. National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) and National Biosafety Committee (NBC)
B. Institutions AND OTHERS Involved in Biotechnology R & D
C. Players outside Government & Technology Developers
   1. NGOs
     a) International NGOs
     b) Local NGOs
   2. Farmer Groups
     a) Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF)
     b) Kenya Federation of Agricultural Producers (KENFAP), Cereal Growers Association (CGA) and the Kenya Farmers Association
     c) Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK)
   3. Scientists' Lobbies and Networks
     a) Africa Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum
     b) BIO-EARN
     c) Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East & Central Africa
   4. The Media
   5. International Initiatives
     a) African Agricultural Technology Foundation
     b) Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA)

D. Key GMO Policy Disputes in Kenya
   1. GMO or no GMO?
   2. Access and property issues
   3. Institutional home for biotechnology and biosafety policy

IV. STATUS OF GMO CROP RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA
A. Target crops
   1. Maize
     a) The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA)
   2. Sweet Potato
   3. Cotton
   4. Cassava

V. NATIONAL REGULATION OF GMOS
A. Laws and Regulations
   1. Proposed GMO Bill
   2. Environmental Impact Assessment
   3. Liability
   4. Public Participation
   5. Regulatory Capacity

VI. INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL DIMENSIONS OF KENYA'S GMOS LAWS AND POLICIES
A. International Law
B. Other International Influences and Issues
   1. Presence of international actors in Nairobi
   2. Funding
   3. Export Markets
   4. US-EU Dispute
C. Regional Developments

VII. ANALYSIS OF KENYA'S APPROACH TO GMOS AND CONCLUSIONS
A. Summary of Kenya's approach
B. Key Conclusions
Thematic areas
  • Biosafety policy and regulation
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Format
58 page MS Word document
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