PUBLIC DISPLAY OF APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR CONFINED FIELD TRIAL (CFT) OF CASSAVA GENETICALLY MODIFIED TO INCREASE STORAGE ROOT YIELD (i.e. BIGGER OR MORE STORAGE ROOT PER PLANT)
In accordance with the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015 (as amended), requiring public display of any biosafety application, for permit to intentionally release genetically modified organisms (GMOs), for comments, the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) hereby announces a twenty-one (21) day public notice on the display of an application dossier by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Oyo State for the Confined field trial of cassava Genetically Modified to increase storage root yield. The display, with effect from Monday 17th October 2022 to Tuesday 8th November, 2022 is to enable the public to make input that would facilitate informed decision on the application.
Description of the Proposed CFT
The confined field trial is for the purpose of exposing the Genetically Modified cassava to the Natural Environment to confirm the efficacy of the modification to increase storage root yield (i.e. bigger or more storage root per plant). This new application is for an additional construct to be tested along with those previously approved.
Display Centre are :
Department of Enforcement and Operations, National Biosafety Management Agency, Airport Road, Abuja
Office of the Executive Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Office of the Executive Director Institute for Agricultural Research, Zaria, Kaduna State
National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State
Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; www.nbma.gov.ng