Nigeria approves its first genetically modified food crop

PUBLISHED: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:57:53 GMT

Nigerian scientists have approved the country’s first genetically modified food crop. The pest-resistant cowpea got approval after nearly a decade of research. Lois Sankey, Head; Agricfinance, Emerging Business at Diamond Bank joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria’s Agriculture Promotion Policy which seeks to significantly improve foreign exchange earnings from agriculture and more.

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