Science, Technology and Sustainable Food Production in Africa: An Assessment

Maurice Ayodele Coker, Eugenia Member George-Genyi, Tabitha Venenge Agishi, Gabriel T. Abumbe


This paper examines the impact of science and technology on sustainable food security in Africa, particularly on the contribution of Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Biosafety. The researchers adopted a descriptive survey of wide range of literature drawn from the experience of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Tanzania and Nigeria. The centrality of the role of science and technology in sustainable food security in these countries is highlighted. Challenges of achieving sustainable food security is also identified. The study concludes that to achieve sustainable food security Africa must lay a solid foundation for African science and technology by investing more on education, research and development (R&D) as well as initiate public policies aimed at sharing adaptive and practical innovations and breakthroughs in science, technology and sustainability of food in the African continent among African States. Furthermore, African countries as a matter of urgency should invest on agricultural development with a view to achieving sustainable food production.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s4p285

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