Nigeria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
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Nigeria continues to deliver notable achievements in biotechnology research and development – spurred by strong support of the Government of Nigeria (GON). In December 2020, Nigeria became the first African country to issue gene editing guidelines. Meanwhile, the planting of insect resistant cowpea and cotton are ongoing across the country. Recently, transgenic corn received National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) approval for confined field trials (CFTs).