What is Biovision

BioVision is a communication hub under the Program for Biosafety Systems, East Africa executed in partnership with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology. This website contributes to a comprehensive biotechnology biosafety communication strategy where the objectives are to:
• Demystify biotechnology,
• Minimize misconception,
• Inform about benefits and potential risks of biotechnology,
• Provide accurate and balanced information about biotechnology,
• Create opportunities for intellectual discourse about biotechnology,
• Producing and broadcasting radio and television materials, and
• Provide key audiences with reliable information resources and databases.
It is expected that information shared on this website will enhance awareness, transparency and fact-based decision making on the technology in East Africa.

What is Biotechnology ?
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) defines biotechnology as any technological innovation that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products for specific use.
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Status of Agricultural Biotech and Biosafety in East Africa
Conventional procedures of biotechnology are commercially used in the region. Genetic engineering (GE) is already being used at a research and field trial level.
All three countries have ratified the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety and are in the process of setting up functional biosafety systems