Nigeria approves Bt cowpea commercialisation

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COWPEA, also known as kacang tunggak in Malay may not be a key crop in Malaysia, but the Indians have long been using it in curry and vadai, the Malays add it in ketupat palas, while the Chinese mix it in stew.

Like so many other crops, the cowpea faces threats from insects, fungi, bacteria and viruses. In Nigeria,