Faced with unpredictable harsh weather conditions more and more African Countries are changing their stance against genetically modified (GM) crops to help improve on farm yields and feed a growing population.
For long GM food has been viewed with suspicion by many African governments with vicious debates taking place across the continent on the benefit and pitfalls of these new technology.
Of the 28 countries today growing transgenic crops, only four are in Africa – South Africa, Burkina Faso, Egypt, and Sudan, Climate Change News reported.
Kenya recently became the latest African country to allow GM crops — at least on a trial basis.
The country like many other horn of Africa nation has faced serious drought spells in recent years that has forced the government to request for food aid from international agencies including United Nation’s World Food Program.