PS lauds role of technology in food security
In the face of annual food deficits, experts are appealing for sensitisation measures to help demystify biotechnology-based products, especially food.
This comes as the government seems convinced that agricultural biotechnology is key to addressing perennial food poverty amid climate change challenges.
According to Agriculture Principal Secretary in charge of Crop Development, Kello Harsama, properly adopting an array of agricultural technology tools, is the magic bullet the country requires to address food insecurity.
Speaking at the launch of the maiden African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT), Harsama said those opposed to biotechnology must understand that it is already resolving food and health challenges facing many developing countries, Kenya included.
“The conference comes at an opportune time when the continent is struggling to feed its people and Climate Change is posing serious challenges to our collective prosperity,” he said.
African Agricultural Technology Foundation Executive Director Canisius Kanangire called for bold dialogue to demystify negative views on biotechnology, saying it has produced some of the best outcomes on food security in some parts of the world.