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Uganda National Development

2013 March

The Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (UBBC) and their partners continue to share biotechnology information with Ugandan officials since the Biosafety Bill was recently published for comment. For the past 15 years, Uganda has been steadily integrating biotechnology into national development processes – per the 2008 National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy. Ugandan scientists have been developing capacity across sectors in order to develop and apply modern biotechnology for the benefit of the country – 140 Ugandan scientists are working in ag-biotech; more than 15 Ugandan institutions are conducting biotechnology research; and the focus has also resulted in privately-owned Ugandan businesses.