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Harnessing the Benefits of Modern Biotechnology for Agricultural Advancement in Tanzania

In the past three decades, modern biotechnology has rapidly advanced, bringing positive impacts to agriculture, human health, and animal health. Recognizing its potential to enhance productivity in various sectors, the Tanzanian government has implemented several policies and systems to promote the safe use of biotechnology. The National Biotechnology Policy of 2010, National Agricultural Policy of 2013, and National Modern Biotechnology Management System of 2005 are among these initiatives.

The safe use of modern biotechnology involves employing biological systems of living organisms to develop and improve products and processes for specific purposes. This includes genetic engineering or genetic mo