It’s time: Using biotechnology to fight pests

By Joseph Opoku Gakpo

October 13, 2017

Africa has for many years remained a conservative continent but there appears to be a new wind blowing for the application of technological innovation to agricultural production. The continent is gradually opening up to the idea that biotechnology could play a key role in helping farmers overcome a number of the challenges they are grappling with now.

The continent has been battered this year by the fall armyworm pests, prompting a push for new innovations to ensure food security. In this video report from Ghana, we explore the difference biotechnology can make in the fight against the pests: