Ghana: BT Cowpea Approved for Environmental and Market Release
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Ghana's National Biosafety Authority approved the release of the GE crop BT Cowpea into the environment and market, marking the first GE crop to be approved for use in Ghana. The approval lasts for ten years and is renewable. Now the developer (SARI) can conduct field trials in farmers' fields in two multi-locational efforts over two seasons to produce results to be submitted to the National Seed Council's National Variety Release and Registration Committee for validation and final approval as a new variety.