Eswatini grows first GM cotton
Friday, February 1, 2019
Eswatini grows first GM cotton

Eswatini: Journal du Cameroun

Eswatini has grown its first genetically modified (GM) cotton on a 100-hectare farm to be harvested in April.The GM cotton is being grown by Nisela Farms much against the advice of PELUM Swaziland, which advocated for GM cotton not to be grown in the country.

For trial purposes, it has been planted on 100 hectares land.

Linda Msibi, the Nisela Sugar General Manager, said if they yielded the expected results, they might eventually plant about 800 hectares.

“It is still too early to tell whether we will yield the desired results but we will be happy to get about four tons per hectare as that would maximise our chances of making profits,” he said.