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Biosafety Organization (ORG)

published: 09 Oct 2008 last updated: 16 Mar 2023

African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
African Centre for Biodiversity
13 The Braids Road, Emmarentia, 2195,
2195, South Africa
  • +27 (0)11 486 2701
  • +27 (83) 269 4309
  • +27 (0)11 482 8915
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Non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Biotechnology, Biosafety, GMOs, Agricultural chemicals, Seed Sovereignty, Biodiversity, food and feed safety
  • Biosafety and Biotechnology
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • Africa - Eastern Africa
  • Africa - Southern Africa
  • Africa - Western Africa
The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), registered in 2004, is a non-profit organisation, based in Johannesburg South Africa. It has a time-honored reputation of pioneering and cutting-edge research and policy analysis, learning and exchange, capacity, movement building, and advocacy, to catalyse collective action aimed at influencing decision-making and resourcing towards food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. It provides authorative, credible, relevant and current information, research, advocacy, policy analysis and capacity building on issues pertaining to GMOs and associated agricultural chemicals, biosafety and new technologies, seed sovereignty, and limiting corporate expansion. 
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The ACB is active in playing an effective role in protecting Africa's biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity, from the threats posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy.

The African Centre for Biosafety aspires to contribute towards the building of a vibrant, mature, capacitated social movement in Africa to:

(a) protect Africa’s biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity from the threats and risks posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy.

(b) to work with a range of partners on the African continent and elsewhere towards social justice, equity, food sovereignty, and’

(c) the empowerment of society to make informed choices about how resources are to be used, managed and conserved by focussing principally on the promotion of biosafety: a holistic approach to the assessment and regulation of GM and GMOs, based on the precautionary principle.
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