Reverse GMO ban to attain food security

Kenya should jettison the myths and ideological hysteria about GM foods as they are key to achieving sustainable food security.

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What you need to know:

  • But there is a broad scientific consensus that GM foods are not that dangerous.
  • Since farming in Kenya is mainly non-mechanised, rural farmers face reduced manpower.

Sustainable food security is a key pillar of the “Big Four Agenda”. But the agricultural sector faces challenges due to the heterogeneity and unfriendliness of the biophysical environments. And since farming in Kenya is mainly non-mechanised, rural farmers face reduced manpower due to the rural-urban migration of productive populations. These lead to low food production and less returns to costly inputs by the under-resourced farmers.

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