A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (i.e., a genetically engineered organism). GMOs are used to produce many medications and genetically modified foods and are widely used in scientific research and the production of other goods. (Wikipedia)
This is to give a fair idea about GMO to the ordinary person.
The debate about the sustainability of agriculture with the GMO has been going on since inception. There have been countries that have adopted whiles others still reject GMOs for the merits and demerits.
GMO is said to have several benefits including an increase in shelf life of harvest, increase in health benefits of crops and others. It is, however, also known to have demerits.
What do you know about GMO?
Now the big question is;
Is GMO the Solution to Sustainable and Productive Agriculture in Africa?
By this question we mean, can African farmers adopt GMOs as farm inputs and have a sustainable high productivity from their farms. Better still, is GMO the answer to the sustainable high productivity of farm?