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What Is The Impact of GMOs on Sustainable Agriculture in Zambia?

mindfully logoThe challenge of balancing short term food problems with long term agricultural problems is an urgent concern for Zambia today. Following an unanticipated drought situation, a situation proceeded the year earlier by too much rain and damaging flood conditions, there is a drastic shortfall in our basic food commodity, maize. As a consequence, an estimated two million Zambians are at risk of famine.

Renewing the earth

boma-300x239Although he is over 80, Godfrey Boma still has a large family to feed, with six grandchildren and two nephews who are dependent on him. Before he joined the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC), the elderly Zambian farmer’s fields were exhausted and unable to produce.

Nowadays, Godfrey grows no less than 23 kinds of crops on his land, among them maize, groundnuts, cotton, pigeon peas, velvet beans, red and black sunhemp, pumpkin, Mexican apples and lemons.