Africa is one of those continents which is not only poor but also suffers from starvation. Biotechnology has come to the rescue of millions of people who are suffering at the hands of famines and starvation out there. Efforts are underway to improve the production of maize and bananas using biotechnology. Maize is a staple crop of the people in east and central Africa and it is being consumed by the people out there to meet their energy needs. It is not only helping in increasing the production but is also being used to make them pest resistance. Though biotechnology is facing controversies but it is preventing a number of deaths in the continent through increased production and feeding millions of hungry people out there.