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Status of Environmental Release
NBA is currently processing two applications of Bt maize and Bt cotton. The two applications have undergone public participation forums and now being reviewed by our staff and the Board of Management....
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Smallholder Farmers Association Visits NBA
The smallholder farmers association visited our offices in Gigiri to find out the status of Bt maize release. The farmers were assured that if approval is given, national performance trials will take another two years before farmers start planting....
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Call for Expert Reviewers
We are adding more experts in socio-economics, biosafety, biotechnology and other key scientific areas to our roster. Download form here. ...
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Public Notice GM Maize Application
Decision on GM Maize application submitted by Kenya Agricultural Research Organization (KALRO) and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in June 2015 seeking NBA approval for “environmental release, cultivation and placing on the ma...
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Who We Are

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) was established by the Biosafety Act No. 2 of 2009 to exercise general supervision and control over the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are products of Modern Biotechnology that involve the manipulation of the genetic material of organisms through genetic engineering procedures.

The objective and purpose for which the Authority was established is to regulate research and commercial activities involving GMOs with a view to ensuring safety of human and animal health and provision of an adequate level of protection of the environment. To achieve this objective, the Authority shall establish a transparent science-based and predictable process to guide decision making on applications for approval of research and commercial activities involving GMOs.

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Our Core Values

In pursuit of our vision and mission, we shall be guided by the following fundamental core values:

  1. Integrity
  2. Professionalism
  3. Transparency
  4. Accountability

Our Vision

A World-Class Biosafety Agency

 

Our Mission

To ensure and assure safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms.

Our Mandate

The Mandate for which the Authority is established is to exercise general supervision and control over the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms with a view to ensuring -

  1. safety of human and animal health;
  2. provision of an adequate level of protection of the environment.

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