Western Africa holds many nations of substantial population and an emerging economies. The nation has recently approved the use of the Bt cowpea to farm without applied insecticide, and with the new technology comes the need to ensure that it is used correctly. Today’s podcast features Francis Onyekachi, Program Officer, West African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). AATF helps with training farmers around the proper stewardship practices and connecting them with national extension experts. He describes the infrastructure that came with deregulation of the cowpea, and describes how the country’s regulators and oversight agencies will work with them to ensure successful application. Hosted by Modesta Abugu. Modesta on Twitter: @modestannedi AATF Website here. AATF Twitter: @aatfafrica Frances Onyekachi on Twitter: @FrancisOnyek3 # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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