n Farmer’s Weekly - GM maize still profitable in SA : market analysis

Volume 2015, Issue 15040
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



South Africa is Africa's leader in GM crops and GM maize production is profitable for farmers in the country. The situation is very different elsewhere on the continent, with restrictive government policies on the planting of GM crops. This has had a negative impact on food security in many sub-Saharan countries, with many of these countries experiencing serious food shortages and regular domestic production deficits. However, the trend to adopt GM crops is slowly gaining ground.

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