Activist group in Ghana calls for non-GM solutions for food security issues

The Civil Society Network in Ghana, a group of non-governmental bodies, says government should address the wider causes of food insecurity–land, credit, agricultural training and infrastructure–before commercially adopting genetically modified (GM) crops in the agricultural sector.

“To have a lasting impact on poverty, policymakers must address the real constraints facing smallholder farmers — lack of access to land, credit, resources and markets — instead of focusing on risky technologies that have no track-record in addressing hunger,” said Bernard Guri, Executive Director of the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), a member of the network, at a forum in Accra.

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