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Governing Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa
Building Public Confidence and Capacity for Policy-Making
ACTS, Nairobi January 1 2005
Persistent poor agricultural production and rising food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa have brought into sharp focus the role of modern agricultural biotechnology in human development. Growing food insecurity in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and several other countries of the region has stimulated political and public attention on genetic engineering in general and on the potential benefi ts and risks of genetically modifi ed crops. In early 2003 more than 10 African countries were facing a major food crisis with more than 38 million threatened with hunger and starvation...
This book is available for free download from the ACTS website.