They've been so brainwashed against it, they have basically nixed this as an opportunity for Africa.
Gentec crops are much like the US beef industry.
Everyone I know that comes to the US and has steak just cannot believe how great it is.
It makes EU beef seem like shoe leather.
The EU prohibits US beef because we use hormones.
The real reason is if US beef hit the EU market shelves, they'd kill the EU beef industry.
Africa wouldn't have an immediate impact like this, but eventually they would be significant players and that would be fantastic.
They could lift themselves out of their hole using the age old method... mastering agriculture first.
From there all manner of industry and knowledge are necessary, and this launches them forward.