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Table 1 Bt cotton project partner and collaborator responsibilities

From: Harmonized biosafety regulations are key to trust building in regional agbiotech partnerships: the case of the Bt cotton project in East Africa

Partners Role
Tropical Pesticide Research Institute, Tanzania Conducting gene flow studies from Bt cotton to wild indigenous cotton varieties in the region
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya Conducting studies on the effect of Bt cotton on both the above-ground and under-ground non-target arthropod species
Makerere University, Uganda Management and disbursement of the project funds
National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda Conducting studies on the effect of Bt cotton on both the above-ground and under-ground non-target arthropod species
Agricultural Innovation Research Foundation, Tanzania Conducting risk assessment of the Bt cotton technologies, training of stakeholders and community engagement and awareness
Biotechnology and Biodiversity Interface Provided funding for the project
Collaborator Role
Monsanto Allowed the trials meant to be conducted by TPRI in Tanzania to run next to the Bt cotton trials at KARI, Thika Research Station in Kenya