Regulatory status

  • Tanzania ratified the Cartagena Protocol in March 2003
  • National environment act adopted in 2004
  • National biosafety legal framework adopted in 2007
  • Biosafety regulations were adopted in 2009
  • National Biotechnology policy adopted in 2010
  • Biosafety guidelines completed in 2012

R&D status

  • Cassava: Contained research on cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease
  • Maize: WEMA project CFT for drought tolerant maize has started in October 2016