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Date of creation
2008-08-21 11:59 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2014-11-03 21:19 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-11-03 21:19 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI) 
Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI)
9 Gamaa Street
Phone:+202 572 7831,+202 573 4424
Fax:+202 568 9519,+202 573 1574
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Thematic areas
Legislative and regulatory framework
Research and training in biosafety
Organization’s profile
AGERI is the primary institute that deals with agricultural genetic engineering in Egypt, AGERI influenced the Egyptian government in moving forward to build a national biosafety policy to regulate such activities.

The Egyptian National Biosafety Committee (NBC) was formed according to the ministerial decree number 85 in January 1995. This committee is responsible for putting together policies and procedures to govern the use of modern biotechnology in the country.
Additional Information
Additional Information
The institute adopts recently developed technologies available worldwide and applies them to existing problems in Egyptian agriculture.

The activities of AGERI insure sustainable biotechnology in Egypt by training the next generation of high caliber scientists. Their dedication is for the production of a widening array of elite crop cultivars and biotechnology based products. Products which are tailored to Egyptian agriculture's requirements are introduced.

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