About the National Biotechnology Authority

The National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe (NBA) is an autonomous research and development institution with a mandate to develop Zimbabwe through the application of both conventional and cutting-edge bio-technologies. Established through the The National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe (NBA) Act of 2006 [Chap. 14: 31]; its role is to transform the country from a raw material-based into a knowledge–based economy through the judicious application of biotechnology in agriculture, medicine, energy and the environment.

NBA Vision, Mission Statement



To be a hub for the development and safe application of biotechnology in all key socio-economic sectors by 2030
Brittany Foxx


To position biotechnology as a key pillar for national development, industrialization and modernization in agriculture, health, energy and mining by managing, regulating and advancing biotechnology research, development and innovation/application for the delivery of socioeconomic and environmental benefits
Brittany Foxx


  • Patriotism
  • 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
  • Edward Woo