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.

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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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