African agriculture

Agricultural scientists in Africa are pinning some hopes on genetic engineering to help feed a hungry continent.
Head of Biosciences research in eastern and central Africa, Dr Segenet Kelemu says things like g-m maize that can grow through droughts; B-T cotton, resistant to pests, and nutritionally enhanced grain are just some examples.


Dr Kelemu told Sarina Locke in parts of Africa, millions of small farmers are just one crop failure away from famine. 


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