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Collage drawing of women farmers preparing food and sowing as well as a field and different vegetables.

Wandile Sihlobo’s technocratic support for GM and related technology misses the mark

Civil Society Statement

Southern African civil society responds to false claims about benefits to food and nutrition security

The African Centre of Biodiversity joins a collective of civil society organisations to endorse Glen Ashton’s calling out of chief economist of AgBiz, Wandile Sihlobo, on his May articles in Business Day and Project Syndicate, which promote the continued use of genetically modified (GM), and the introduction of gene drive, crops. 

Bayer breathing life into Gates’ failed GM drought tolerant maize

Alert

Agrarian extractivism continues unabated on the African continent 

In this alert, African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) research and advocacy officers, Sabrina Masinjila and Rutendo Zendah, give insights into the development of a double stacked drought tolerant variety MON 87460 x MON 810, under the Gate’s funded project, Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), now known as TELA, for sub-Saharan countries.