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Women farmers in Zambia
Africa is undergoing a food crisis — and using new technologies such as genetically modified (GM) crops may provide part of a solution.

In this article, David Simpson looks at how Zambia is trying to weigh up the possible benefits and risks of GM technologies.

He reports that Zambia does not have adequate scientific knowledge, laboratory facilities or trained individuals to carry out trials comparable with other nations, and that capacity building is therefore a priority.

Link to David Simpson's feature in The Lowdown

Photo credit: FAO/P. Lowrey
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