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Genetically Modified Crops in Africa

  • Georgina D. ArthurEmail author
  • Kwasi S. Yobo
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Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 4)

Abstract

Hunger and malnutrition are flammable pertinent issues that hinder progress of a nation and become an increasing risk. Biotechnology and food security have very good relationship both in the present and the future, concurrently embracing technology that offer new opportunities with increase crop and animal production. Additionally, they offer capacity building, collaboration, research and ensure sustenance. There is the need to engage and address exploration of new techniques and encourage various scientific and community debates with the support of respective governments. The way forward is to review biotechnology tools including biosafety processes, policies and proper implementation to sustain biodiversity.

Keywords

Biotechnology Environmental safety Africa Food security Biodiversity Genetically modified organisms Biosafety 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the immense valuable input from Mr Kofi Gyan Quartey and very grateful for the contributions made by Mrs Lister Dube and Miss Awo Quartey.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mangosuthu University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Discipline of Plant PathologyUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

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