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 Our Vision

To develop and sustain the national economy through secure innovation and technology.


Our Mission

To be the hub of Biosafety, Biotechnology, Research and Development, contributing 20% to GDP by year 2018.


Our Core Values

  • Excellence - We always aim to deliver excellent  and high quality service to all our clients.
  • Innovation - We strive to seek groundbreaking bio-technologies.
  • Integrity - We strive to display honour and transparency.
  • Accountability - Our clients and partners can bank on our reliability always.
  • Service - We strive to fully satisfy our clients` needs and go beyond their expectations.


Our Goals

  • To develop Zimbabwe`s biotechnology research and development capacity to world class standards.
  • To spearheaded the translation of biotechnology research and development results into products and services
  • To ensure safety and security in the development of biotechnology
  • To promote public understanding and participation in biotechnology and its responsible use.
  • To mobilize resources and support biotechnology led development.


National Biotechnology Authority Profile



  • GM Testing Laboratory

    The NBA’s GMO Testing Laboratory was officially opened by the senior government official from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, on 13 September 2017.

    Resources for setting up the laboratory were provided by the Government of Zimbabwe and the European Union. The Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development and NBA renovated an already existing super structure into a laboratory. Whereas, the European Union supplied equipment worth US$90, 434.18. 

    The NBA will use this laboratory as a facility for GMO detection, quantification, identification, monitoring and surveillance. The laboratory contributes greatly towards development of the National Biosafety Framework. This Biosafety level 1 laboratory is an initial step towards the development of a National Biosafety Reference Laboratory. It shall be upgraded so that it has biosafety levels 2 -4. This will enable NBA to safely analyse and handle high risk category organisms like Ebola and HIV.

  • Are GMOs safe for human consumption? …second NAM technical meeting sparks debate

    HARARE – The second Non-Aligned Movement Science and Technology technical meeting has sparked a fresh wave

  • Zim moves to draft GM labelling laws

    Sifelani Tsiko: Zimbabwe has made a huge step towards establishing genetically modified (GM)labelling laws which seek to


Recent Event

Safeguarding Progress in Biotechnology:  Profiling Ms Annah Runesu Takombwa.


The National Biotechnology Authority (NBA) participated at the Harare Agricultural Show (H.A.S) and RIO-SET 2016 edition.


Bioinformatics research set to improve use of computers.






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