Public Notice of IITA Cassava Confined Field Trial Application
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 3rd September 2021 to 25th September 2021, is to enable the public to make input that would facilitate informed decision on the application.
Description of the Product
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).
Display Centre are :
Department of Biosafety Enforcement and Operations,
National Biosafety Management Agency, Airport Road, Abuja.
Office of the Executive Director
Institute for Agricultural Research, Zaria, Kaduna State
Office of the Executive Director,
Forest Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State
National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike
Website of the National Biosafety Management Agency; www.nbma.gov.ng