Africa needs streamlined regulation to support the deployment of GM crops

Trends Biotechnol. 2015 Aug;33(8):433-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.06.005.


Future food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) requires enhancement of its crop production. Transgenic crops with a poverty focus can enhance harvests and are available for staples such as cooking bananas and plantains. One constraint is optimisation of national biosafety processes to support rapid and safe uptake of such beneficial crops.

Keywords: Africa; biosafety; genetic modification; regulation.

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Agriculture / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Crops, Agricultural*
  • Food Supply
  • Humans
  • Plants, Genetically Modified*