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October 6, 2017

  • GMO cassava could help Nigerian farmers prolong crop storage

    The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is currently seeking approval from the Nigerian government to conduct confined field trials (CFT) of cassava genetically engineered to prolong root storage — the most nagging challenge of cassava breeders.

    The trials, which would be carried out by IITA in collaboration with several universities in Switzerland and Germany, would test cassava […]