The founding director of West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, has called on African governments to open the doors for the cultivation and use of genetically modified crops to address the food and nutrition insecurity challenges on the continent.
Professor Eric Danquah said the challenges of agriculture in Africa complicated by increasing stresses, both biological and physical will worsen due to the impact of climate change.
The 2018 Laureate, Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize said new and emerging technologies would improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
He cited biotechnology and genome editing to efficiently and effectively develop nutritious, resilient and high yielding crops to end hunger and achieve food security. Read more …