Kenya’s Vision 2030 has identified cotton as a key sub-sector with the potential to benefit eight million people in the drier areas of the country.

The government is expected to release the Bt cotton seeds to 1,000 demonstration sites in all parts of cotton-growing areas by November.

According to Charles Waturu, Principal Investigator of GM cotton project, after the final report on the second National Performance Trials that have been going on in the country was submitted to National Performance Trials Committee by September the process now awaits the approval by National Biosafety Authority (NBA) for environmental release and placement on the market.

The Principal Investigator of GM cotton project was addressing cotton stakeholders in Nairobi where he revealed that the hybrid variety will then be registered by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS).

Kenya’s Vision 2030 has identified cotton as a key sub-sector with the p

otential to benefit eight million people in the drier areas of the country. The country has the potential to produce 260,000 bales of cotton if the area under cultivation was increased.

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