African Center for Biosafety (ACB)

PO Box 29170 Melville 2109

South Africa
Tél. : +27 (0) 11 486-2701
Fax : +27 (0) 011 486-1156
http://www.acbio.org.za

The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is a non profit organisation, based in Johannesburg South Africa. It provides authorative, credible, relevant and current information, and research and policy analysis on issues pertaining to genetic engineering, biosafety and biopiracy in Africa.
The ACB is active in playing an effective role in protecting Africa’s biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity, from the threats posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy.

The objectives :

- To increase the capacity of civil society on the continent in order to contribute towards the protection of biodiversity, biosafety, food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture ;

- To contribute to the creation and implementation of comprehensive and stringent biosafety policies, legislation and procedures on the African continent and in so doing, oppose commercialisation of GM crops in Africa specifically, and the application of transgenic technologies, generally.