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Apr 24, 2012

24 African Ministers Endorse GM Crop Technology

African Ministers of Agriculture, Science & Technology
2nd Ministerial Dialogue Meeting, Accra, Ghana in April 2012
Photo: FARA
On 19 April 2012 Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology from 24 African countries officially endorsed the use of gene-modified food and agricultural biotechnology as one way to solve poverty and food security.

Their decision was announced officially at the 2nd Annual Dialogue of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology.  This was organized in Accra, Ghana by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) with support from the government of Ghana. The mission of the forum was to discuss "collective actions towards enhancing agricultural productivity in Africa."  A joint declaration of this endorsement was issued as an official communiqué signed by all delegates at the end of the meeting.

For more see:

"Communiqué of the 2nd Annual Dialogue of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology," FARA Secretariat, Accra 19 April 2012.

"2nd Ministerial Dialogue Concludes in Africa," FARA Press Release, 23 April 2012.

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