Nigeria Becomes Second African Country to Approve Biotech Corn For Commercial Planting

Date: 22-04-2024 6:09 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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In January 2024, Nigeria approved the commercial release of four TELA maize varieties, which have been genetically engineered for improved insect-resistance and drought-tolerance.

In addition to South Africa, Nigeria has become the second country in Africa to approve the commercialization of genetically engineered corn.

In marketing year 2022/2023, Nigeria produced an estimated 12.7 million metric tons (MMT) of corn, with an average yield of 2.2 tons per hectare. According to the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), yields of TELA maize could reach up to 10 tons per hectare if grown under good agronomic practices.

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