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Nigeria Approves Genetically Modified TELA Maize for Open Cultivation

By ISAAA AfriCenter
October 12, 2021

12 October 2021, Abuja, Nigeria - The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new maize variety genetically modified to tolerate moderate drought and resist the fall armyworm and stem borer. This development now places Nigeria one step closer to commercializing the biotech maize and becoming the second African county after South Africa to do so.

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