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February 11, 2020

GMO cowpea: Ishiyaku’s ‘10-year slow walk journey’

February 3, 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead - Why it matters (ICIR)

January 30, 2020

Nigeria okays new GM cowpea variety – Why it matters (The Wire)

January 28, 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters (The Conversation)

January 13, 2020

Nigeria gears up for two GMO crops in the 2020 planting season

December 18, 2019

Nigeria commercializes pod borer resistant cowpea, its first GM food crop

November 21, 2019

Ghana’s parliament gives GMO crops a boost

September 9, 2019

This crop is helping us understand humanity’s nomadic past — and prepare for a hotter, drier future - Researchers turn to cowpea DNA to explore and improve the climate resilience of the globally important crop (Ensia)

April 23, 2019

Namibian farmers introduced to new cowpea and sorghum crop varieties (New Era Live)

March 27, 2019

Nigeria - Pod borer resistant (PBR) cowpea: providing solution to farmers' plight (Leadership Newspaper)

March 10, 2019

Nigeria - Commercial release of pod borer resistant cowpea (III) (Leadership Newspaper)

March 3, 2019

Nigeria - Commercial release of pod borer resistant cowpea (II) (Leadership Newspaper)

February 25, 2019

Nigeria approves genetically modified, pod borer resitant cowpea for environmental release

February 15, 2019

The genetic improvement of cowpea: develop high-yielding varieties (Open Access Government)

February 11, 2019

Major breakthrough for farmers and scientists as Nigerian biotech body approves commercial release of genetically modified cowpea

January 29, 2019

Nigeria - Federal Government okays release of first GM food crop, PBR cowpea (Leadership)

January 23, 2019

Nigeria moves forward to Bt cowpea commercialization

January 11, 2019

Nigeria - GMO cowpea: Bridging the gap between innovation and social change

December 6, 2018

Harnessing the genetic diversity of a dynamic crop: cowpea (Open Access Government)

November 9, 2018

Ghana prepares to commercialize its first GMO crop

July 15, 2018

Texas A&M AgriLife Research releases new Ace cowpea

February 12, 2018

Nigeria - Local companies gear up for commercialization of GM seeds (Leadership)

February 11, 2018

University of Georgia research hopes the key to fighting cowpea curculio lies in snap bean genes

January 24, 2018

Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free (Genetic Literacy Project)

December 22, 2017

Namibia - Ministry of Agriculture unveils first seeds bred in Namibia by Namibians using mutation breeding (AllAfrica)

December 13, 2017

Indian Institute of Technology researchers develop viral disease resistant variety of cowpea (Research Matters)

December 3, 2017

Ghana - A three-year $689,984 project to increase the yields of cowpea, groundnut, and soybean of smallholder farmers in the north has been launched (Modern Ghana)

November 30, 2017

Ghana - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) launches legumes improvement project (Ghana News Agency)

November 8, 2017

Nigeria - University Don seeks special attention to cowpea production (This Day)

October 26, 2017

Cowpea protected from a devastating pest, free for smallholder African farmers - Scientists have discovered a new mechanism to protect cowpea from pod borers that destroy smallholder farmers' yields





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