One important thing about sustainable development is that the current society should be able to meet their needs without compromising the future society’s ability to meet their own needs. Therefore, I don’t have problems with biotechnology if it ensures that future society’s ability to meet their needs. In this respect, it is important to consider the role of biotechnology in future development of Africa especially considering that Africa mainly depends on natural resources for her development. In addition, climate change issues should also be considered when developing biotechnology initiatives.
It should be noted that the future generation will highly depend on biotechnology for sustainability. However, for that to be effective, we need appropriate technologies now so that we shape the future of Africa.
In brief, I can say, if we are to talk about sustainable development in Africa, biotechnology will be the backbone of that process.