Multi-Country Project to Strengthen Institutional Capacities on LMO Testing in Support of National Decision Making (MCP-ICLT) – Four Years (2017 – 2021 extended to 2022)
The MCP-ICLT is a four year, UNEP-GEF funded project led by Regional Agricultural and Environmental Innovations Network-Africa (RAEIN-Africa) in collaboration with six partner countries; Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique. The project falls under the UNEP Medium-term Strategy (2014-2017), sub-programme on Environmental Governance, whose objective is to ensure that environmental governance at country, regional and global levels is strengthened in line with agreed environmental priorities. The project purpose is to contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of safe transfer, handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, also taking into account risks to human health, and specifically focusing on transboundary movements. Click here for more.
Why LMO Testing?
Lack of human and institutional capacity in LMO detection is a major impediment to effectively implement national biosafety regulatory systems. Without the required LMO detection capacities, countries are unable to meet their international obligations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB).
National University of Lesotho LMO Testing Laboratory
Department of Agricultural Research LMO Testing Laboratory