Can GMO solve food security problems for Tanzanian farmers?

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Can GMO solve food security problems for Tanzanian farmers?

 

The science and technology of GMO is being hailed as a possible solution to food security in Tanzania vice versa other ways. Should Tanzanian farmers ambrace this technology? This question has been posed on a discussion on Face book (TUONGEE ASUBUHI on Star TV and Radio Free Africa).

It is true farmers in Tanzania are facing several challenges making agriculture fail to make substantial contribution to economic growth. New technologies are beingproposed and farmers fail to make a choice. In most cases, thetechnologies do not explain fully the benefits and disadvantages. For the case of GMO, there are big well funded programs, while on the ther side there are programs to promote fertilizer use, etc. Farmers are at the crossroads, and the y are asking.