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Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area P.O.Box 6329 Kampala
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+256-414-505995 ,+25
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Country introduction
The Biotechnology and Bio safety Bill, 2012, is just before our Parliament. The Bill seeks to provide mechanisms to regulate the use of biotechnology and genetically modified organisms in the country. In Uganda, the Bio safety and biodiversity consortium under the National Council for Science and Technology is in charge of regulations, safety assessments, and establishing standards and policies in collaboration with the National Bureau of Standards .Some of the crops where tissue culture has been carried out are; Banana, Aloe vera, Coffee, Cassava, Passion. Presently tissue Culture Banana is on the market, through effort by Agro genetic laboratories, a private sector laboratory in Kampala. Public Institutions involved in Tissue culture research, development and applications include Kawanda National Agricultural Research Laboratories, Namulonge Crop resource institute and Makerere plant tissue culture and laboratories
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The Consorti um Coordinator UBBC Secretariat, C/o Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Plot 6 Kimera Road, Ntinda Tel: +256 712 935 664 , +256 772 585 221 P.O. Box 6884 Kampala, Uganda Email: ubbconsorti,
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