The employment of genome editing seems quite favorable in boosting agricultural production. Scientists believe that the use of this technology will bring much ease to African farmers.
Dr. Leena Tripathi, the principal scientist at the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, assures that farmers would get seeds are affordable prices. That falsifies the claim of opponents that gene-edited seeds would cost additional charges.
At the webinar meeting conducted by Alliance for Science, Tripathi stated that multiple other projects are also in process, that would further improve the farming sector of Africa. Several other countries in Africa are planning to opt for gene-edited seeds.
She further added that this technology would boost the confidence of policymakers and consumers. The government would continue to assist and facilitate the use of this new technology.
The productivity of food in Africa and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, needs to be improved. It is also important to educate the farmers so that they could contribute to the betterment of the African economy.
Since the technology is being used for the first time, it would also be a challenge to gain the public’s trust in the produced products.