The Federal Government has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of a new maize variety, Tela Maize developed by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural Research, IAR, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria that resists fall armyworm, stem borers and tolerate moderate drought.
The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, stated this while presenting the TELA Maize approval certificate to Executive Director, IAR, Professor Ishiyaku Mohammed.
Dr Ebegba said the approval was granted following consideration of advice by the National Biosafety Committee, the National Biosafety Technical Sub-Committee and the risk management report provided by the applicant.
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