Biotech Updates

Ghana to Start Multi-loc Field Trials of Bt Cotton

May 29, 2013

The National Biosafety Committee (NBC) of Ghana has granted approval to Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) to perform multi-location trials of Bt cotton (Bollgard II) in six locations in the Northern part of Ghana. The decision was based on the recommendation of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which assessed the application submitted by CSIR-SARI based on a section of the Ghana National Biosafety Act.

Aside from Bt cotton, confined field trials of Bt cowpea, high protein sweet potato, and NUWEST rice are being conducted in the country.

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