Crop Biotech Update

USDA FAS Releases Nigeria GAIN Report

October 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) released the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on the agri-biotech status of Nigeria. According to the report, Nigeria passed the biosafety bill into law and established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in April this year. NBMA provides regulatory framework, an institutional and administrative mechanism in the application of modern biotech in the country. Confined field trials of biotech cow pea, sorghum, and cassava have been conducted and multi-locational trials have been approved. Because of these developments, stakeholders project that adoption of agri-biotech products will not face major setbacks in Nigeria.

Read the report from USDA FAS.