Coalition pour la protection du patrimoine génétique africain (COPAGEN)

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COPAGEN (Coalition pour la protection du patrimoine génétique africain, Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage) is a West African network bringing together farmers, scientists, consumers, unions, women, youth groups, academics and other civil society organizations dedicated to supporting small farmers, the rights of communities to protect their own genetic resources and opposes the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into agriculture. Created in 2004, this network is active in nine countries and has become an important voice for farmers in West Africa and a reference point for African leaders with respect to agricultural and biosafety policy.

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