AGRICULTURE (CONTROL OF IMPORTATION) ACT, CAP. A13 L.F.N. 2004

AGRICULTURE (CONTROL OF IMPORTATION) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

  1. Short
  2. Interpretation.
  3. Authorised officers.
  4. Minister may make
  5. Regulations to be laid before the National
  6. Diseases and
  7. Furnishing of
  8. Offences.
  9. Prosecution.
  10. Defence in civil and criminal
  11. Power to sue for fees,
  12. Transitional

 

 

An Act to make provisions for regulating the importation of articles for the purpose of controlling plant diseases and pests.

 

 

[Commencement]                               [31st March, 1964J]

 

1.  Short title

This Act may be cited as the Agriculture (Control of Importation) Act.

2.  Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

“Act” includes regulations made under this Act;

“authorised officer” means a person designated as an authorised officer under section 3 of this Act;

 

“imports” means to bring or cause to be brought into Nigeria; and “importation” shall be construed accordingly;

 

“Minister” means the Minister charged with responsibility for matters relating to agricultural research;

 

“pest” means any insect or other animal injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops;

“plant” means any plant or parts of a plant such as cuttings, suckers, bulbs, tubers, roots, haulms, and fruits; but does not include the manufactured or processed products of plants;

“plant disease” means any disease caused by fungus, bacterium, virus, or any other organism injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops.

3.  Authorised officers

The Minister may designate any officer in the public service of the Federation as an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act.

 

4.  Minister may make regulations

(1) The Minister may make regulations prohibiting, restricting or laying down conditions for the importation from any or all countries of plants, seeds, soil, containers, straw and other packing materials, artificial fertilisers, and any other similar goods or things, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing any such regulations may prescribe or provide for-

(a). the places at which such goods or things may or may not be imported;

(b)the detention and examination of such goods and things on arrival;

(c)the charging of fees in respect of matters to which the regulations relate;

(d)carrying into effect the provisions of this Act

(2) Regulations made under this section may provide that a contravention of any specified regulations shall be an offence and may provide penalties in respect thereof:

Provided that, the penalties provided in respect of any such offence shall not exceed a fine of N200 and imprisonment for a term of six months.

5. Regulations to be laid before the National Assembly

(1)All regulations made under section 4 shall be laid before both Houses of the National Assembly as soon as may be after the date of their

(2)Either House may, by resolution, approve, amend or revoke any regulations laid before the House in pursuance of this section, but any such amendment or revocation shall be without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder or to the making of further

 

6. Diseases and pests

Where plants, seeds, soil, containers, straw or other packing materials or any other similar goods or things are on importation found or suspected to be infected with any plant disease or pest, an authorised officer may order them to be destroyed or may direct that they shall not be imported until they have been treated to his satisfaction for the removal of the plant disease or pest.

7. Furnishing of information

(1) An authorised officer may call upon any person to furnish him with any information he may reasonably require for the purpose of investigating any offence against this

(2) No person who obtains any information by virtue of this section shall, otherwise than in the execution of his duties or powers under this Act, disclose that information except with the permission of the

8. Offences

(1) Any person who –

(a) hinders or molests any authorised officer in the exercise of any of his duties or powers under this Act; or

(b) without lawful excuse, fails to comply with any order lawfully given under this Act; or

(c) without lawful excuse, fails to furnish any information lawfully demanded under this Act or furnishes information which he knows to be false in a material particular or does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of N400 and imprisonment for a term of one year.

(2) In any prosecution for an offence against this section, the onus of proving the existence of a lawful excuse shall lie on the person

9.  Prosecution

(1) No prosecution for an offence against this Act shall be commenced except with the consent of the Director of the Federal Department of Agricultural

(2) Nothing in this section shall prevent the institution of proceedings for an offence against this Act by or in the name of the Attorney-General of the Federation in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in any case in which he thinks it proper that proceedings should be so instituted.

[Cap. C23.]

10.  Defence in civil and criminal proceedings

Where any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, are brought against any public officer in respect of any act done in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act, it shall be a good defence to show that there was reasonable and probable cause for the act in respect of which such proceedings are brought.

11.  Power to sue for fees, etc.

Any expenses or fees due under this Act may be recovered by the Director of the Federal Department of Agricultural Research as a civil debt.

12.  Transitional provisions

Any regulations made under the Agriculture Act, 1950, relating to matters in respect of which the Minister has power to make regulations under this Act and in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall remain in force, as if made under this Act, until replaced by regulations made under this Act.

 

 

CHAPTER A13

AGRICULTURE (CONTROL OF IMPORTATION) ACT SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

 

List of Subsidiary Legislation

  1. Plants, etc. (Control of Importation) Regulations.

PLANTS, ETC. (CONTROL OF IMPORTATION) REGULATIONS

under section 4

 

[Commencement.]              l22nd January, 1970]

 

1.  Authorised officers

(1) The person for the time being holding office as Federal Director of Agricultural Research (in these Regulations referred to as “the Director”) shall be an authorised officer for the purposes of these Regulations; and in addition all officers under his control (not below the rank or grade of assistant technical officer) designated by the Director, from time to time, in writing under his hand shall likewise be authorised officers for the purposes aforesaid.

(2) The persons holding office as authorised officers under any regulations hereby revoked shall, on the commencement of these Regulations, be deemed to have been duly appointed as authorised officers under these Regulations

2. Control of import of plants etc.

(1) Where in respect of plants, seeds, or things mentioned in subparagraph (2) of this Regulation the item is marked in the First Schedule to these Regulations, as –

[First Schedule.]

(a) “prohibited”, it shall not in any circumstances be imported into Nigeria and if found there it may be destroyed by any authorised officer or, if he thinks fit, he may treat the item or cause it to be exported to the country of origin;

 

(b) “permit”, it may be imported on a permit issued by an authorised officer (subject to quarantine thereafter where necessary) if accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate together with a special certificate or additional declaration as the case may

(2) The plants, seeds or things to which subparagraph (1) of this regulation applies are-

(a) plants living or dead (and whether or not used as or forming part of packing materials);

(b) seeds of plants of any description;

(c) soil (other than sterilised peat and special rooting compost);

(d) material mixed with soil (save where the material and the soil or either of them comply or complies with the requirements of a permit issued by an authorised officer for its importation).

3. Application for permit

Application for a permit shall be made in writing to the Plant Quarantine Service of the Federal Department of Agricultural Research, lbadan (in these Regulations referred to as “the Service”) stating –

(a) the full name, residence and postal address of the applicant;

(b) the name and address of the person from whom it is proposed to obtain the plants, seed or soil;

(c) the botanical name and the generally accepted popular name and variety of plants or seeds and the quantity of each variety it is desired to import;

(d) the locality in Nigeria in which it is proposed to grow or utilise the plants, seeds or soil, as the case may be;

(e) the port of entry and estimated date of arrival and the means of transportation of the

4. Conditions of permit

(1) The issue of any permit for the purposes of these Regulations shall be at the discretion of an authorised officer and be subject to such conditions as he thinks fit not inconsistent with these Regulations (including but without prejudice to the generality hereof a condition that each consignment shall be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate duly completed and signed in the country of origin by or on behalf of a competent authority acceptable to the Director and where necessary by a special certificate or additional declaration under these Regulations).

(2) An authorised officer shall, when considering an application for a permit to import, have regard to the requirements specified in the First Schedule to these Regulations so far as they relate to the proposed

[First Schedule.]

(3) If he thinks fit, the director may in any case where importation is restricted, stipulate the technique of disinfestation or, as the case may be, of disinfection to be employed in treating plants, seeds, soil, containers or other items whatsoever in that category, as a condition precedent to

(4) A permit for the purposes of this regulation shall be in the form set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

[Second Schedule.]

5. Plants, etc., contaminated or imported illegally

(1) Where it is necessary to treat any plant, seed, soil or material imported without permit and container thereof of any description whatsoever, or a carrier in either case requiring to be treated by way of disinfestation or disinfection, the treatment given shall be at the cost in all things of the importer and be given under the supervision and control of an authorised

(2) Notice of the action to be taken by the Service shall be given to the importer, not less in any event than seven days after the Service is aware of the importation and the time and action in respect thereof shall be carried out as soon as may be thereafter, so however that in the case of commercial consignments the action to be taken shall be performed at a time to be fixed by the Director.

(3) It shall be an offence where an importer when required by an authorised officer so to do fails to destroy or export any plants, seeds or soil imported in contravention of these Regulations; and any authorised officer may destroy or export them to the country of origin, and the expenses of so doing shall be recoverable as hereinafter provided.

6.  Examination and sampling

(1) Subject to the production of his authority to act, in that behalf, any authorised officer may-

(a) enter into any premises or carrier at all reasonable times to examine and take samples of any consignment or part of a consignment of plants, seeds, soil, containers or other item whatsoever suspected of harbouring pests, plant diseases, or noxious weeds imported, or suspected by him of having been imported into Nigeria and for the purpose of such examination may open or require the importer to open any packages in the consignment;

(b) search or detain any person, container, carrier, or other item whatsoever imported, offered for import or suspected of having been imported into Nigeria to ascertain whether or not plants, seeds, or soil suspected of harbouring pests, or diseases or noxious weeds are being

(2) The failure to permit or allow entry or search under, or generally to comply with any of the requirements of this regulation, shall be an offence under these

7. Penalties for offences

Any person guilty of an offence under these Regulations shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred naira or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment; and in addition whether or not a fine is imposed, judgment shall be entered against the person guilty of an offence for all costs incurred by an authorised officer in providing necessary treatment or in the destruction or exportation of any plant, seed, soil, or any thing whatsoever imported in contravention of these Regulations.

8. Interpretation

(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

 

“carrier” includes any mode of conveyance however operated or controlled, and any container in, on or attached to a carrier;

“container” means anything capable of or designed for the holding of plants or plant material whether or not to be brought into Nigeria by individual means or by a carrier;

“director” has the meaning assigned in regulation 1;

“importer” means the person bringing into Nigeria anything to which these Regulations apply and includes the owner, consignor, consignee, agent or broker, in possession of, or in any way entitled to, the custody thereof;

“noxious weeds” any plants or seeds or plant species, the importation of which is considered by the director to be undesirable or deleterious in the interest of the economy of Nigeria;

“pest” includes any animal or insect injurious to or in the opinion of an authorised officer likely to be harmful to agricultural or horticultural or viticultural crops;

“phytosanitary certificate” means a document issued by the recognised plant protection authority or organisation of the country of origin certifying that the plants or plant products indicated therein have been thoroughly examined before dispatch and found to be substantially free from pests and disease;

“plant” means any plant or parts of a plant other than any manufactured or processed product of plants;

“plant disease” means any disease carried by fungus, bacterium, virus or other organism injurious to agricultural, horticultural or viticultural crops;

 

“quarantine” means the culture under general conditions of isolation, immediately after introduction into Nigeria under and subject to the control of the director and in accordance generally with any recommendations of the Inter-African Phytosanitary Commission;

“Service” has the meaning assigned in regulation 3;

 

“treatment” means fumigation or any other process involving the application of gas, chemical, moist or dry heat, low temperature, excision of infected parts or any other processing of plants, seeds or soil or other materials that is designed to eliminate or control any infestation or infection by a plant pest or disease.

(2) References in these Regulations to-

(a) “prohibit” and grammatical variations thereof means the refusal in accordance with Article 6 of the Inter-African Phytosanitary Convention to permit importation of plants or plant products, so however that importation may be undertaken by or on behalf of the Service itself as a matter of urgency for scientific purposes and thereupon or thereafter-

(i) notice of and reason for the decision to import is given by the director to the Scientific Secretary of the Inter-African Phytosanitary Commission; and

(ii) the maximum necessary precautionary measures (including phytosanitary certificate inspection, treatment and quarantine) are taken by the director;

(b) “special certificate” or “additional declaration” means a certificate or declaration, as the case may be, endorsed or annexed to a phytosanitary certificate-

(i) as proof of freedom from disease when inspected during active growth; or

(ii) to ensure safeguard against disease or pests specially mentioned;

(c) “vegetable material” means any living organ or a plant (other than the seed).

9.  Short title

These Regulations may be cited as the Plants, etc. (Control of Importation) Regulations.

SCHEDULES FIRST SCHEDULE:

[Regulations 2 and 4.]

 

Plants, etc., prohibited or restricted as to import

Note.-Importation by permit is subject to production of any appropriate and relevant phytosanitary certificate and in case marked * a special certificate or declaration is also required.

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

ACACIA spp.Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests, rust diseases and alfalfa dwarf

virus.

SeedsAll countriesPermit
ALLEURITES sppVegetative materialAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from

Phvtophthora palmivora. Pseudomonas aleuritidis and

Septobasidium aleuritidis.

SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the seed was

from fields which were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Phytophthora palmivora,

 

Pseudomonas aleuritidis and Septobasidium aleuritidis.
ALLIUM sppAll pans, except bulbs

for consumption and seeds and vegetative propagating material species which can be

grown from seed

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of onion smut (Urocystis cepulae).
Vegetative propagatingAll countries*Permit followed byAdditional declaration required that the bulbs were grown

 

at least 50 miles from any place where Urocystis cepulae is

is known to occur or that Urocystis cepulae is not known to occur in the country of origin.

material of speciesQuarantine
which cannot be
grown
from seed
Bulbs for consumptionEurope (except Portugal). Japan, Morocco, the New

World. New Zealand, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Australia and

all countries where

Urocystis cepulae occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of onion smut (Urogcystis cepulae).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Urocystis cepulae is

known to occur in the country of origin.

AVOCADOVegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed by

Quarantine

Additional declaration required that parent trees were free

from virus diseases.

FruitsSee section on FRESH FRUITS.

FIRST

SCHEDULE

-continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

BANANA AND PLANTAIN (Musa

spp .. Ensete spp.)

 

Vegetative propagating

 

material and seeds

 

All countries

“Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the suckers are free from bunchy top virus. nematodes and moko disease (Pseudomonas solanacearum).

 

Leaves and all

vegetable material except for propagation

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of moko disease (Pseudomonas

and virus diseases of bananas.

 

Fruits

 

All countries

 

Prohibited

For exclusion of moko disease (Pseudomonas solanacearum of bananas, fruit flies and insect vectors of virus diseases.
BEANS

(Phaseolus

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of beans.
SeedsBulgaria, Hungary.*Permit followed byAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were
Mexico, Yugoslavia.Quarantineinspected during active growth and found to be free from bacteria wilt (Corynebacterium flaccumfaciens).
Australia. the United
States of America and all
countries where Coryne-
Bacterium flaccumfaciens
occurs
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Corynebacterium

cumfuciens is not known to occur in the country of origin.

 

 

Whole grain for

 

Bulgaria. Hungary.

 

Prohibited

For exclusion of bacterial wilt (Corvnebacterium flaccumfaciens).
consumptionMexico. Yugoslavia, Australia and the United States of America and all countries where Corvne-
bacterium flaccumfaciens
occurs
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Corynebacterium

cumfaciens is not known to occur in the country of origin.

BULBS, TUBERS.Bulbs. tubers,All countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the plants were
CORMS ANDand other subterraneanduring active growth and found to be free from tomato
RHIZOMESparts for the propaga- tion of ornamentals and other plants

(except potato,

sweet potato and yam)

spotted wilt virus and visible signs of other virus diseases.

FIRST

SCHEDULE

continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

 

CACAO (Theo-

 

broma spp.).

Vegetative propagating

material

 

All countries

 

Permit with first Quarantine

 

in U.S.A or an approved station in Europe followed

by further Quarantine in Nigeria

 

For exclusion of virus diseases, witches’ broom

 

(Marasmius perniciosus), pod rot (Monilia roreri) and. Nematodes.

SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by Quaran-

tine

For exclusion of pests and pathogens of cacao.
Fruits (pods), and all vegetative material

except for propagation

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of cacao.
CASSAVA

spp.)

All parts excepting

vegetative propagating material and seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of nematodes, bacterial. fungal and virus diseases of root crops.
Vegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that parent plants were in-

spected during active growth and found to be free from and bacterial diseases.

CHESTNUT

(Castanea spp.)

Vegetative material and seedsAll countries in Asia east

of 60° longitude, North America, France, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia and all

countries where Endothia parasitica occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of chestnut canker (Endothia parasitica).
Vegetative

material

ElsewherePermit followed by Quaran- tineFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of forest trees.
Flowers, leaves and

timber with bark

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of chestnut canker (Endothia parasitica) and

pests of forest trees.

CITRUSVegetative material except for propagationAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of nematodes and diseases and pests of citrus and other fruit crops.
Vegetative

material

All countries where

Xanthomonas citri occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of citrus canker (Xanthomonas citri).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Xanthomonas citri is

known to occur in the country of origin. and that the parent trees were certified from virus diseases.

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

CITRUS-(continu-

ed)

SeedsAll countries*Permit and special treatmentAdditional declaration required that Xanthomonas citri is

known to occur in the country of origin. or that the seeds harvested from fields which have been inspected during active growth and found to be free from Xanthomonas

Citri. Seeds to be given hot water or hydrogen peroxide treatment.

FruitsSee Section on FRESH FRUITS.
CLOVES (Eugenic

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of cloves and fruit flies and pests of fruit trees.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
CLOVERS

(Melilotus spp and

Trifolium spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countries*Permit and special treatmentAdditional declaration required-

 

(a)  that Corvnebacterium insidiosum, Ascochvta

caulicola, Ascochvta imperfecta and Ascochvta lethalis are not

known to occur in the country of origin: or

(b)  that seed was harvested from fields that were inspected during active growth and found to be free from bacterium insidiosum. Ascochvta caulicola. Ascochvta

imperfecta and Ascochvta lethalis. Seeds to be treated with organo-mercurial seed dressing.

Fodder, hay and litterAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of leguminous crops.
COCONUTVegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of Melittomma insulare. Diocalandra

taitensis, red ring (Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus) and virus diseases.

SeedsIndonesia. Madagascar. New World, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Seychelles. the West

Indies

ProhibitedFor exclusion of pests, the nematode (Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus) and virus diseases.
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Melittomma insulare, Diocalandra taitensis and Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus

are not known to occur in the country of origin.

COCOYAM

(Xanthosoma spp. and Colocasia spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed by Quaran- tineFor exclusion of nematodes and diseases of root crops.

FIRST SCHEDULE

-continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

COFFEE (CoffeaAll parts includingAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and diseases of coffee.
spp.)fruits (cherries) excepting vegetative

propagating material and seeds

Vegetative propagating

material

 

All countries

*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent trees were inspected during active growth and found to be free

from virus diseases and Fusarium spp.

SeedsAll countries in the New World*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent trees were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from diseases and Fusarium spp.

Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that virus diseases of coffee are not known to occur in the country of origin and

that the seed was harvested from fields which were

 

inspected during active growth and found to be free from Fusarium spp.
Unroasted coffee

for consumption

All countriesPermit and treatment
CONIFERSVegetative materialAll countries except

Australia. New Zealand and Tasmania

ProhibitedFor exclusion of rust disease of conifers and pests of forest trees.
Vegetative materialAustralia. New Zealand

and Tasmania

Permit followed by Quaran-

tine

For exclusion of pest and diseases of forest trees.
SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by special

treatment

Treatment with organo-mercurial seed dressing.
COTTON

(Gossypium spp.)

VegetativeAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of virus and bacterial diseases and boli weevil (Anthonomus grandis).
SeedsAll countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration that the seeds were delinted by

chemical treatment or by mechanical means before

despatch. Treatment with an organo-mercurial seed dressing is required.

UnmanufacturedAll countriesPermit and treatment
COWPEA (Vignia

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of leguminous crops.

FIRST

SCHEDULE

-continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

COWPEA (Vignia

spp.) (continued)

SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that-

(i)  the parent plants were inspected during active growth found to be free from seed-borne virus diseases: and

(ii)  that either – (a) Pseudomonas pisi is not known to

in the country of origin, or (b) that the seed was

from fields which were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Pseudomonas pisi.

Fodder, hay and litterAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of leguminous crops.
DATE PALMS

(Phoenix spp.)

All pans except

vegetative propagating material. fruits and

seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of nematodes “Bayoud” disease (Fusarium albedinis) and pests of fruit crops.
 

Vegetative propagating

 

material

 

Algeria. Morocco and the West Indies

 

Prohibited

 

For exclusion of the nematode Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus. “Bayoud” disease (Fusarium albedinis)

Elsewhere*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that Fusarium albedinis

Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus are not known to occur in the country of origin.

SeedsAll countriesPermit
FruitsSee Section on FRESH FRUITS.
ELM (Ulmus spp.

Zelkova spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of Dutch elm disease Ceratostomella ulmi,

virus diseases and pests of forest trees.

SeedsAll countries in Europe

including the British Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. United States

of America. Canada

ProhibitedFor exclusion of Dutch elm disease (Ceratostomella ulmi).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Ceratostomella ulmi

not known to occur in the country of origin.

EUCALYPTUS

(Eucalvptus spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pathogens of Eucalyptus and pests of

trees.

 

 

Seeds

 

All countries

 

Permit

 

FLAX NEW

ZEALAND

(iPhorium spp.)

Vegetative materialJapan and New ZealandProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of New Zealand flax.

 

FLAX NEW ZEALAND

spp.)-(continued)

Elsewhere*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Xanthomonas phormicola and virus diseases.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
FOREST TREESVegetative propagating materialAll countriesPermit followed by QuarantineFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of forest trees.
(except those mentioned

elsewhere)

SeedsAll countriesPermit
Flowers, foliage and timber with barkAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of forest trees.
FRESH FRUITS

spp.)

All countries in Asia east

of 60° longi tude. Central

and South America, Mauritius, Pacific Islands and all countries (except Australia) where any of the following occur(s):

Dacus dorsalis, Dacus zonatus, Dacus trvoni, Anastrepha ludens.

Anastrepha fraterculus.

and Anastrepha mombin-

praeoptans

ProhibitedFor exclusion of fruit flies.
Australia*PermitAdditional declaration required-

(i)   that Dacus dorsalis. Dacus zonatus, Anastrepha ludens,

Anstrepha fraterculus and Anastrepha mombinpraeoptans

are not known to occur in the country of origin. and

(ii)  that Dacus trvoni is not known to occur within 50 Miles of the source of the fruits, or that the fruit will be kept at 0.5 0C for 14 days before arrival.

N.B. – See also sections:
BANANAS AND PLANTAIN.
MUSACEAE., ROSACEAE,
TOMATO
Elsewhere

N.B. – See also sections: BANANAS AND PLANTAIN,

Permit(ii) Additional declaration required that Dacus dorsalis. Dacus tryoni. Dacus zonatus. Anastrepha ludens, An- strepha fraterculus and Anastrepha mombinpraeoptans
MUSACEAE. ROSACEAE.are not known to occur in the country of origin.
TOMATO

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which restrictions apply 

Restriction

 

Remarks

GINGER (Zingiber

Officinale)

Vegetative propagating

material

All countriesPermit followed by Quaran-

tine

Vegetative material for consumptionAll countriesPermit
SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by

treatment

GRAMINEAE

(except those mentioned

Flower heads, foliage, hay, fodder and litterAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of graminaceous

 

elsewhere)crops
GRAPE VINE

(Vitis spp and all

Vegetative propagatingCanada, the United States of America,

China, Korea, Japan,

Manchuria

and all countries where

Popillia japonica occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).
members of thematerial
family Vitaceae)
Elsewhere*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent vines were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from virus diseases. For exclusion of virus disease of grape vines and Phvlloxera vitifoliae.

SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the seed was harvested from fields which were inspected in active

growth and found to be free from Erwinia vitivora.

Rowers and foliageAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of grape vines.
FruitsSee section on FRESH FRUITS.
GROUNDNUT

 

(Arachis spp.)

Vegetative propagating

material

All countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that plants are free from virus diseases. For exclusion of rusts, nematodes and virus

diseases of groundnuts.

SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from seed-borne virus diseases.

Vegetative material

except for propagation

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of leguminous crops.
HELLANTHUSVegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of sunflower and
(sunflower,

Jerusalem

artichokes.
artichoke. etc.)

FIRST

SCHEDULE-

continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

HELIANTHUS

spp. (sunflower, Jerusalem artichoke, etc.)-

(continued)

SeedsArgentina, Union of

Soviet Socialist Republics

and all countries where seed-borne virus diseases of Helianthus spp. are

known to occur

ProhibitedFor exclusion of seed-borne viruses of sunflower and artichokes.
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that seed-borne virus diseases of Helianthus spp. are not known in the

country of origin, and that the seed was harvested from fields which were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Pseudomonas

helianthi and Pseudomonas cichorii.

JUTE (Corchorus spp.)Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of jute.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
KOLA (Cola spp.)Vegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed by Quaran- tineFor more effective control and necessary exclusion of virus diseases and nematodes.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
LENTIL (Lens

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of leguminous crops.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
LINSEED (Linum

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of linseed.
SeedsAll countriesPermit

 

LIVING ORGINISMSAll countriesProhibited save by director
OTHER THAN FLOWERING PLANTS

AND CONIFERS

for scientific purposes subject to requirements of

regulation 8 (2) (a)

(i) Actinomycetes
(ii) Algae
(iii) Bryophyta
(iv) Lichens

 

(v) Cultures of phytopathogens or

plant parasitic organisms

(vi) Living

invertebrates likely to be harmful to agricultural crops

or forest trees

LUCERNE (Medi-

cago spp.)

Vegetative

material

All countriesPermit followed by Quarantine
SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required-

(i)  that Corvnebacterium insidiosum, Urophlyctis alfalfae. alfalfa dwarf disease virus. Ascochyta imperfecta and Cercospora medicaginis are not known to occur in the country of origin, or

(ii)   that the seed was harvested from fields which were inspected during active growth and found to be free Corynebacterium insidiosum. Urophlyctis alfalfa. dwarf disease virus. Ascochyta imperfecta and Cerco-

spora medicaginis.

All parts including hay, fodder. litter and

meal excepting vegetative

propagating material

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of bacterial wilt, Corynebacterium insidiosum, crown wilt. Urophlvctis alfalfae, and virus diseases of leguminous crops.
and seeds
MAIZE (Zea mavsAll parts including hay,All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of downy mildews (Sclerospora spp.) and
and other species the subfamily Mavdeae)litter, fodder and straw for packing except

seeds and unmilled grain for consumption

Stewart’s disease (Xanthomonas stewartii).
SeedsAll countries in Asia east

of 600 longitude

Permit followed by

Quarantine

For exclusion of downy mildews (Sclerospora spp.) and

Stewart’s disease (Xanthomonas stewartii).

FIRST

SCHEDULE-

continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

MAIZE (Zea mavs

and other species

 

Mavdeae)

Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required –

(i)   that Sclerospora sacchari and Xanthomonas stewartii

are not known to occur in the country of origin; or

(ii)  that the seed was harvested from fields which were in- spected during active growth and found to be free Sclerospora sacchari and Xathomonas

stewartii.

Unmilled grain for consumptionAll countries in Asia east of 60° longitudeProhibitedFor exclusion of downy rnildews (Sclerospora

spp.)

MA LVACEAE

(except cotton) and

BOMBACACEAE

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of members of the families of Malvaceae and Bombacaceae.

 

SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by
MANGOES

(Mangifera spp. and Anacardium

spp.)

Vegetative propagating

 

material

All countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from

Pseudomonas mangiferae indica, Physalospora persea,

Elsinoe mangifera and virus diseases.

SeedsAll countriesPermitAdditional declaration required that the seeds were harvested from fields which were inspected during active

growth and found to be free from Pseudomonas mangifera indica, Pseudomonas persea.

Elsinoe mangifera and virus diseases.

Vegetative material

for propagation

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of
FruitSee section on FRESH FRUITS.
MIMOSA spp.Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests. rust diseases and alfalfa dwarf disease virus.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
MUSACEAE

(except

Vegetative material.All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of moko disease (Pseudomonas solanacearum).
Musa spp. andfruits and seeds
Ensete spp.)
NOXIOUS WEEDS

(See Remarks

Column)

All partsAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of noxious weeds, meaning any plants or seeds of plant species. the importation of which is considered by the Director of Agricultural Research

to be undesirable and notified as such in the Federal

Gazette.

 

OIL PALM (ElaeisVegetative propagatingIndonesia, Madagascar,ProhibitedFor exclusion of Melittomma insulare and

Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus.

spp.)material and seedsNew World, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Seychelles, the West Indies and all countries where Melittomma insulare or Rhadinaphe-
lenchus cocophilus occurs
Vegetative

material

ElsewherePermit followed by QuarantineFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of oil and coconut palms.
SeedsElsewherePermit
Flowers. foliage and all timberAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of Melittomma insulare and

Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus.

OLEA spp.Vegetative materialAll countries where

Pseudomonas savastanoi

occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of olive knot (Pseudomonas savastanoi).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Pseudomonas savastanoi is not known to occur in the country of origin.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
FruitSee section on FRESH FRUITS.
ORNAMENTALVegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed byAdditional declaration required as to active growth Inspection.
PI.ANTS SHRUBSQuarantine if necessary
AND TREES
(other than those
mentioned
elsewhere)
PACKING

MATERIALS AND LITTER

All parts used as

packing material, fodder or litter

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens dangerous to agricultural crops.

 

 

(ii) Peat moss litterPeat moss litter used as packing for living plantsAll countriesPermit subject to special treatmentHeat treatment or chemical treatment required to be given in country of origin.
(iii) All otherAll parts of all otherAll countriesPermit subject to specialHeat treatment or chemical treatment required to be given

in country of origin.

speciesspecies used as packingtreatment
for living plants
All parts used as hay, fodder or litterAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens dangerous to agriculture.
PALMS

(Acrocomia intumescens and

Oreodoxa regia)

Vegetative material and fruitsAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of the nematode Rhadinaphelencus cocophilus and fruit flies.
SeedsUnited States of

America,

ProhibitedFor exclusion of the nematode Rhadinaphelenchus

cocophilus

Mexico, South America
and all countries where
Rhadinaphelenchus
cocophilus occurs
ElsewherePermit
PASSION FRUITSVegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed byAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were
(Passiflora spp. and Tacsonia spp.)Quarantineinspected during active growth and found to be free from virus diseases.
FruitsSee section on FRESH FRUITS
SeedsAll countriesPermit
PEAS and relatedVegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of peas and beans.
plants (Dolichos spp., Lathvrus spp., Pisum spp. and

Vicia spp.)

including hay, fodder and litter

 

 

PEAS and related

 

Seeds

 

All countries

 

*Permit

Additional declaration required-

 

(i)  that Pseudomonas pisi is not known to occur in the country of origin; or

(ii)  that the seeds were harvested from fields which were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from

Pseudomonas pisi.

plants (Dolichos
spp .. Lathvrus spp
Pisum spp. and
Vicia spp.)
PEPPER (Piper nigrum)Vegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that parent plants were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from tomato spotted wilt virus.

For exclusion of various rots and cankers (Phvtophthora

Palmivora), nematodes and virus diseases. .

SeedsAll countriesPermit
PEPPER AND CHILLIES (Cap-

sicum spp.)

Vegetative material and fresh fruitsAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of Phvtophthora blight. (Phvtophthora

and virus diseases.

SeedsAll countries· PermitAdditional declaration required-

(i)  that the seed was harvested from fields which were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Phvtophthora capsici: or

(ii)   that Phvtophthora capsici is not known to occur in the country of origin.

PINEAPI.E

(Ananas spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from tomato spotted wilt virus.

 

FruitAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of tomato spotted wilt virus.
POPLARS ANDVegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed byFor exclusion of rust diseases of forest trees and virus diseases of poplar.
WILLOWS

(Populus

Quarantine
spp. and Salix spp.)
SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by special treatmentTreatment with organo-mercurial seed dressing is required.
Flowers. foliage and

timber with bark

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of virus disease of poplar and rust diseases

and insect pests of forest trees.

POTATOES (and

allied Solanum

spp.)

All parts except seed tubers. tubers or

consumption and

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of potato.

 

POTATOES (and

allied Solanum spp.)

Seed tubersAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Corynebacterium spedonicm and Svnchytrium endobioticum and the tubers after washing. were found

to be free from cyst forming nematodes.

SeedsAll countriesPermit
Tubers for consumptionAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the consignment is free from Corvnebacterium sepedonicum, Synchytrium

endobioticum and cyst-forming nematodes

.

PYRETHRUM

(Chsvsanthemum cineraraefolium )

Vegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed by QuarantineFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of pyrethrum.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
RICE (Orvza spp.)Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of nematodes, pests and fungal and virus diseases of rice.
SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by special

treatment

Seeds to be given a hot-water treatment at 60°C for 15

minutes and dressed with organo-mercurial seed-dressing.

ROSACEAE

(excluding rose, strawberry and Rubus spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countries in Asia east of 600E longitude, the Pacific Islands and all

countries where Dacus dorsalis occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of fruit flies (Dacus dorsalis).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants or plants were inspected during active growth and found

to be free from Erwinia amylovora and virus diseases.

Seeds of almond, apricot cherry,

damson, gage, nectarine peach.

plum, prune, sloe

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of seed-borne virus diseases.
Seeds of apple, medlar, pear, quinceAll countriesPermit

 

 

ROSACEAE

 

(excluding rose, strawberry and Rubus spp.)- (continued)

 

Fruits

All countries where apple maggot (Rhagoletis

 

Pomonella) and cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis

cerasi) occur for relevant fruits

Permit followed by treatment

on arrival if necessary

 

ElsewhereSee Section on FRESH FRUITS.
ROSE (Rosa spp.)Vegetative materialAll countries in Asia east

of 600E longitude. the Pacific Islands and all countries where Dacus

dorsalis occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of fruit flies (Ducus dorsalis).

 

Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants or plants were inspected during active growth and found to be free from Erwinia amvlovora and virus diseases.
FruitsSee section on FRESH FRUITS.
RUBBER TREES

 

(Hevea spp.)

All parts except

vegetative propagating material and seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of South American leaf blight (Dothidella
Ulei ) various rots and cankers (Phytophthora palmivora and Phytophthora heveae).
Vegetative

propagating

Central and SouthProhibitedFor exclusion of South American leaf blight

(Dothidella ulei).

materialAmerica and all

countries

where Dothidella ulei

occurs

 

 

Elsewhere

 

 

Permit followed by Quarantine

 

Treatment with 0.1 % mercuric chloride in 50% methyl alcohol for 30 seconds in country of origin. For exclusion of various rots and cankers (Phytophthora palmivora and Phytophthora heveae)

SeedsCentral and SouthProhibitedFor exclusion of South American leaf blight Dothidella Ulei).
America and all
countries
where Dothidella ulei
occurs
ElsewherePermit followed by Quaran- tineTreatment with organo-mercurial seed-dressing. For exclu- sion of various rots and cankers (Phvtophthora palmivora

Phvtophthora heveae).

 

RUBUS spp.Vegetative materialAll countries in Asia east

of 60 °E longitude, the Pacific Islands and all countries where Dacus

dorsalis occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of fruit flies Dacus dorsalis.
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from virus diseases.

FruitsSee section on FRESH FRUITS.
SISAL (Agave spp. and Fourcroya

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed by QuarantineFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of sisal and Mauritius hemp.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
SESAME

(Sesamum

spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of sesame.
SeedsAll countriesPermit
SOILS AND COMPOSTSFor scientific and analytical purposesAll countriesPermit followed by

sterilization of soil or composts

Sterilization in Nigeria after use. For exclusion of soil- borne pests. etc.
For all other purposesAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of soil-borne pests, and pathogens.
Special rooting

compost, sphagnum or peat

All countriesPermit subject to soil and

composts (if any) being sterilized before

For exclusion of soil-borne pests, etc.
SORGHUM spp.All parts except

vegetative propagating material and seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of graminaceous crops.
Vegetative

material

All countriesPermit followed by QuarantineFor exclusion for pests and pathogens of graminaceous

 

SeedsAll countriesPermitTreatment with fungicidal seed-dressing in country of origin is required.
SOYA BEAN

(Glycine spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of nematodes and bacterial. fungal and virus

diseases of soya bean.

 

SOYA BEAN

(Glycine spp.)

SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the area of origin is free from cyst-forming nematodes.
STRAWBERRY

(Fragaria spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countries in Asia east

of 60 °E longitude, the

Pacific Islands and all countries where Dacus

dorsalis occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of fruit flies (Dacus dorsalis).
Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from core (Phytophthora fragariae) and virus diseases.

FruitsSee Section on FRESH FRUITS.
SUGAR CANE

(Saccharum spp.)

Cane for consumption.

flower heads and foliage

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of sugar cane.
Vegetative

propagating material

All countriesPermit followed by treatmentTo be given hot air or hot water treatment and dipped in

0.1 % mercuric chloride solution in country of origin.

SeedsAll countriesPermit
SWEET POTATO

(alternative name KUMARA)

batatas and

ipomoea spp.

All parts except

vegetative propagating material and seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of “internal cork” and other virus disease of

Ipomoea spp.

Vegetative propagating

material

All countries*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that the parent plants were

inspected during active growth and found to be free from internal cork and other virus disease.

SeedsAll countriesPermit
TEA (Camellia spp and Thea spp.)Vegetative materialAfrican ContinentPermit followed by Quarantine
ElsewhereProhibitedFor exclusion of blister blight (Exobasidium vexans) of tea

trees.

SeedsAfrican ContinentPermit
ElsewhereProhibitedFor exclusion of blister blight (Exobasidium vexans) of tea trees.

FIRST

SCHEDULE-

continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Pans of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

TOBACCO

(Nicoti-

ana spp.)

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of blue mould (Peronospora tabacina and virus diseases of agricultural crops.
SeedsAll countries where

Peronospora tabacina

occurs

ProhibitedFor exclusion of blue mould (Peronospora tabacina).
Elsewhere*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that blue mould

(Peronospora tabacina) is not known to occur in

the country of origin.

Flue curedAll countries outside

Africa south of the

and all countries where

Peronospora tabacina

ProhibitedFor exclusions of blue mould (Peronospora tabacina).

 

occurs except the United States of America
Within Africa south of

Sahara and the United States of America

*PermitAdditional declaration required that only flue-cured leaf is the consignment.
Air, sun curedAll countries outside

Africa south of the Sahara and all countries

where Peronospora tabacina occurs

Prohibited 

For exclusion of blue mould (Peronospora tabacina)

Elsewhere*PermitAdditional declaration required that Peronospora tabacina

is not known to occur in the country of origin.

Trade samples of uncured tobaccoAll countriesPermit (as special case)Samples are to be sealed in polythene bags and to be

inspected by a commercial representative in the inspection room prior to destruction. Samples must not be released to

importer.

TOMATO

(Lycoper-

sicum spp.)

Vegetative material and fresh fruitAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and pathogens of tomato.
SeedsAll countries*PermitAdditional declaration required that the field of origin was

free from Corvnebacterium michiganense and Didymell lycopersic

VANILLA spp.Vegetative materialAll countriesPermit followed by

Quarantine

For exclusion of pests and pathogens of vanilla including

Fusarium wilt (Fusarium bulbigenum).

SeedsAll countriesPermit

FIRST

SCHEDULE

-continued

 

 

Plant material

 

Parts of plant

Countries to which

 

restrictions apply

 

Restriction

 

Remarks

WHEAT, BARLEY,

OATS, AND RYE

Vegetative materialAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of mildews, rusts, flag smut (Urocystis tritici) yellow slime disease (Corynebacterium tritici) and ear cockle eelworm (Anguina tritici).
SeedsAll countriesPermit followed by

treatment

Straw used as packing

for living plant material

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of disease or cereals,
WALNUT

(Juglans

Vegetative materialAll countries in Europe,ProhibitedFor exclusion of walnut blight (Gnomonia leptostyla),
spp.)United States of America,
Canada, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa, Iran, Israel, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and all countries where

Gnomonia leptostyla

occurs

SeedsAll countriesPermit
Elsewhere*Permit followed by QuarantineAdditional declaration required that walnut blight

(Gnomonia Leptostyla) is not known to occur in the country of origin.

WILD PLANTSAll partsAll countriesConditional permit (ifEach case to be judged on its own merits.
(Plant species not

mentioned elsewhere)

warranted as a particular case)
YAM (Dioscorea

spp.)

All parts except

vegetative propagating material and seeds

All countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of bacterial, fungal and virus diseases of root crops.

 

Vegetative propagating

material

All countriesPermit followed by Quaran- tine
SeedsAll countriesPermit
Tubers for consump- tionAll countriesProhibitedFor exclusion of pests and diseases of root crops,

 

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 4 (4).]

 

Nigeria Federal Department of Agricultural Research Plants, etc. (Control of Importation) Regulations under section 4 of Cap. A 12

No ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. .

PERMIT TO IMPORT

Permission is hereby given to ……………………………………………………………. of …………………………………………………………………………………………………… .

to import into

from ……………………………………………………………………………………………………the following

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

*Subject to the following conditions.

 

………………………………………………………………………….

 

Director of Agricultural Research