KALRO Seeks Approval to Introduce Disease-Resistant GM Cassava

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has applied to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for environmental release (open field cultivation) and placing on the market of genetically modified (GM) cassava resistant to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD).

Following this application, here is a call requesting the general public to submit their comments on this application to NBA - [Deadline for written submissions: 14th June 2020] [Read on.....]

This improved cassava was developed under the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus (VIRCA Plus) project in a collaboration between KALRO, the National Crops Resources Research Institute in Uganda, and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in the United States. Together with other partners, VIRCA Plus aims to deliver disease-resistant and nutritionally enhanced cassava varieties to improve the livelihoods and health status of smallholder farmers in Africa. 

Here are Top Ten (10) FACTS about VIRCA Plus Project in Kenya [Read on .....]

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