Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda utilize Kenya’s biotech research, while nation still bans GMOs

Isaac Okwanyi admires a maize crop on his farm

Countries like Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda are increasingly using Kenya’s biotechnology research findings to guide their food security plans as strict laws discourage GMO crops at home.

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) scientists said Kenya has become a testing ground for technologies that end up benefiting other nations.

They have been conducting trials on GMO maize at confined fields for the last 10 years but the government is yet to allow commercialization of this variety.

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