Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 643–648 | Cite as

“No one asks for a meal they’ve never eaten.” Or, do African farmers want genetically modified crops?

  • Matthew A. Schnurr
  • Sarah Mujabi-Mujuzi


This article reflects on the relative silence of African farmers within debates around the potential for genetically modified (GM) crops to transform agriculture on the continent. It proposes two strategies for amplifying these voices—one focused on research methodologies, the other on outreach—in order to transform the conversation around GM’s potential in Africa into one that revolves around farmer preferences and priorities.


Genetically modified crops Farmers Uganda 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International Development StudiesDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Energy and Environment UnitUnited Nations Development ProgrammeKampalaUganda

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