Apparently most African countries have tasted the impact of climate change and this has been heavily felt in agriculture sector threatening food security. Diseases, pests, and prolonged droughts have contributed to low yields for both crops and animal production making agriculture seem impossible. Some scholars, heads of states and other policy makers have proposed the use of biotechnology to address this problem however many of pro environmentalists and so called “conservative farmers” have stood in contest to this approach due to many known and unknown adverse effects that may arise. In your own opinion can biotechnology serve the best way to go if African countries are to fight food insecurity?
By Nedala Shafiq-Innovation Mentor 2017