Abstract: A survey was conducted in August, 2006 to determine the perception of BCA Lecturers regarding the consumption of genetically modified foods in Botswana and also to determine the relationship between the perception of the respondents and their selected personal characteristics. This was a descriptive census study with all the 67 BCA Lecturers as the target population. Due to some reasons, a total of 47 Lecturers (71% of the target population) eventually participated in the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire. The questionnaire was developed by the researcher with the help of some literature. The questionnaire was validated by three researchers from a nearby Agricultural Research Station. The reliability estimate of the instrument was calculated and found to be 0.88, indicating a good degree of reliability. The data collected were analyzed using frequencies and percentages to interpret the personal characteristics of the respondents. Means, standard deviations and rankings were used to interpret the perception of Lecturers regarding the use of GMF in Botswana. Results revealed that respondents did not agree with the use of GMF in Botswana. In most of the cases, negligible relationships were found between the perception statements and the selected personal characteristics of respondents, indicating that their personal characteristics did not influence their responses towards the consumption of GMF in Botswana.
Stephen Kayode Subair and Ithuteng Moagisi , 2007. Perception of Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) Lecturers Toward Consumption of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF) in Botswana. Agricultural Journal, 2: 168-173.