Biotechnology - Using genetically modified organisms

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) constitute a technological option for adaptation to climate change for developing countries, for example through improved effectiveness of insect pest management and improving crop productivity. Using GMO's has an associated human health risk, however the advantages include yielding more, larger crops at a faster rate.

Climate Related Risk

Not clearly identified

Form of Option


Country of Origin

Burkina Faso


Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)


The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things