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

Africa needs streamlined regulation to support the deployment of GM crops.

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1
Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. Electronic address: h.j.atkinson@leeds.ac.uk.
2
Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.
3
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract

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

PMID:
26194465
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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