Compliance management training for cowpea and rice projects held

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A training on confined field trials (CFT) compliance management was held in Accra, Ghana, in July 2012, to enhance the capacity of teams responsible for managing the Maruca Resistant Cowpea and Nitrogen Efficient Water Efficient Salt Tolerant (NEWEST) Rice projects CFTs in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

The training, which also included the sharing of CFT compliance management experiences from the Cowpea project in Nigeria and Burkina Faso, was especially useful to the teams in Ghana, who are preparing to install the first CFTs for the cowpea and rice projects as soon as regulatory approval is given by the country’s National Biosafety Committee. Nigeria and Burkina Faso are in the process of conducting the fourth and second Cowpea CFTs respectively

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