Gene editing for Food Security in Africa – Perspectives from stakeholders.

Starts: 6 December 2022 8:00 am EST

  • Starts: 6 December 2022 8:00 am EST
  • Ends: 6 December 2022 9:00 am EST

In order to address climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poor health, and environmental sustainability, Africa is taking a lead in research on the use of gene editing technology to improve the productivity of food crops. More African countries have put in place regulatory frameworks to facilitate the commercialization of food crops produced through gene editing. Using the example of Kenya, the government has lifted the ban on GMO products to allow for the commercialization of gene-edited products. Join our panel of experts; Dr. Valentine Ntui, a Scientist at IITA and Anne Ndanu, Senior Biosafety Officer at the National Biosafety Authority in Kenya, for a discussion on gene-edited crops, and their potential to produce more nutritious and disease-resistant crops.

Others speakers are Erostus Nsubuga, Farmer representative, Isaac Ongu, Consumer representative. It will be moderated by Dennis Baffour Awah

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