Regulatory status

  • The country ratified the Cartagena Protocol in January 2006.
  • The competent national authority is Swaziland Environment Authority.
  • A Biosafety Act exists since 2012 but is being revised to make it more workable.
  • NEPAD Agency ABNE has organized a series of biosafety training workshops for Swaziland stakeholders and regulators in Ezulwini since 2015.

R&D status

  • Cotton: CFT/MLT of Bt cotton approved