Non-Commercial Access

Until March 2024, the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI) has granted 1455 access permits for non-commercial purpose such as research and exploration. Among them 28 are import permits, 1116 are export permits, 14 Exploration Permits and 296 permits are from the National gene bank.

Commercial Access

Until March 2024, EBI has granted 35 commercial access permits on various genetic resources such as Eragrostis tef, Vernonia galamensis, Withania somnifera, Osyris species, Dichrostachys cinerea, Moringa stenopetala, Aloe debrana, Eucalyptus globulus, Phytolacca dodecandra, Rhizobium bacteria, Bidens macropetra, Azadirachta indica and Ricinus communis for commercial purposes such as cosmetics, food industries and biofertilizer.