National Biotechnology Development Agency

NABDA - (Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) The Agency was established through Federal Executive Council approval on the 23rd of April, 2001 with the following vision, mission and mandates:

VISION: To employ biotechnology for economic development and poverty alleviation in Nigeria.

To promote biotechnological activities that would positively meet national aspiration such as food security, job/wealth creation, affordable health care delivery and sustainable economic environment.

NABDA has the mandate to coordinate, promote and regulate the development of biotechnology in the country. Specifically, the Agency is to, among other things:

  • Develop an indigenous critical mass of human resources and infrastructure for biotechnology in Nigeria.
  • Develop sustainable exploitation of bioresources for our food & Agriculture.
  • Develop mechanism for adequate funding of biotechnology activities through national and international funding Agencies.
  • Promote indigenous competence in the development and application of biotechnology-based products and services.
  • Develop framework for ethical and profitable uses of biotechnology-based products and services.
  • Develop viable and commercial biotechnology and technologies through strategic investments in biotechnology R & D to support innovation and economic development..
  • Promote national and international collaboration between government/agencies and all other stakeholders and interestgroups on matters relating to the development of biotechnology.

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  • Develop mechanisms and activities to support the emergence of biotechnology enterprises for the commercialization of biotechnology products.
  • Develop appropriate legislations, compatible with international regulations, to promote biosafety, social and ethical use of biotechnology and to protect intellectual property, industrial property and farmers

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