Monday, 5 January 2009
BIO-EARN invests in Ethiopia
BIO-EARN, an East African regional network for the development of biotechnology, has announced that it is working toward promoting the application of biotechnology in agriculture, industry, and environmental management in order to contribute to the sustainable development in Ethiopia. According to its coordinator BIO-EARN, together with the Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute, is undertaking various research projects in Ethiopia including development of biotechnologies to improve biotic and abiotic sorghum strains, as well as seeking to release virus-resistant cassava and sweet potato varieties and to create new seed delivery systems for both crops at the Awash Melkasa research institution.
BIO-EARN published its intellectual property policy last year. You can read it here.