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Bolstering Food Security


As the world seeks to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global food security remains humanity’s most pressing need given a growing population expected to exceed nine billion in 2050.


EuropaBio Position: proposal-for-imports-of-gm-food-and-feed


EuropaBio urgently calls upon the EU institutions to reject the European Commission’s proposal on the use of GMOs.

A Good Story to Tell

Plant biotechnology is playing a significant role in helping small-scale farmers improve their incomes

Keeping pace with food demands

South Africa is a food-secure country, but nearly a quarter of its population (over 50 million) are food-insecure at a household level.

The socio-economic impacts of currently commercialised genetically engineered crops

A substantial and growing body of literature now exists on the socio-economic impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Another year of consistent and positive GM crop impacts

Crop biotechnology continues to provide substantial economic and environmental benefits, and allow farmers, especially those in developing countries to grow more, using fewer resources.

AfricaBio - In African Union


AfricaBio - In African Union.pdf

The provision of safe, healthy and adequate food is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, not to mention the effects of climate change on agriculture. Africa can harness the growing science of agricultural biotechnology to boost food security.

Agriculture is the backbone of economic development for most African countries. It accounts 25 to 30 per cent of their GDPs. More that 70 per cent of the continental population lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture for its livelihood. However, Africa has underperformed in agricultural productivity over the last three decades. For example, cereal yields have stagnated at around 1 ton per hectare compared to averages of 2.5 – 3 tons per hectare in Asia.

AfricaBio - In African Union.pdf

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