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11 Dec

Originally posted on Georgekalungwe's Blog:

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George Kalungwe in a BT cotton field in Burkina Faso – Pic by G. Kalungwe

It’s finally confirmed ! Scientists at Malawi’s leading agricultural college, Bunda, have disclosed that the first-ever genetically modified cotton ‘confined field trial’ will start this growing season at college located on the outskirts of the capital Lilongwe.

One of the scientists Dr Moses Maliro told me the genetically modified cotton, commonly known as BT cotton, will be planted once Bunda receives sufficient rains for planting.

“By now we are at a stage whereby the seed for this variety is already in the country”, he said. “It is being kept under the custody of the Department of Environmental Affairs waiting for the next steps to treat it and then planting as soon as the rains come at Bunda.”

The seed was procured from South Africa which is now celebrating 15 years of growing and commercialization of…

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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in General

 

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  1. Eklo kossi nogbe

    December 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Expert in community forest and agriculture management work with several communities demand for supply different of the seed to help our communities to reduce poverty , food security chanllenge and green revolution

     

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