The rate of biotech adoption has risen globally as Tanzania makes progress in research of
genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
A new report which indicates the global status of the commercialised GM crops indicate that planting of the biotech crops increased by three per cent to 189.8 million hectares in 2017.
It is also estimated that 17 million farmers in 24 countries are involved in the biotech crop planting while the US, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and India remain top five GM crop-growing countries.
The five countries planted 91.3 per cent of the global biotech crop area with the US reaching average 94.5 per cent adoption rate for planting of soybeans, maize and cotton, according to the report which was launched by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) at the weekend. Read more