Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
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Ethiopian farmers and researchers have tried to address food security shortfalls and plant health issues through conventional breeding without success. At this time they are turning to modern biotechnological tools to meet the country’s food security and nutrition needs. For example in 2019, Ethiopia commercially cultivated genetically Engineered (GE) Bt-cotton and going on the second year of confined field trails for Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA).