Read more about ACB’s extensive work on farmer seed syestem and agroecology

ACB's first newsletter: July 2020


Reflections midway through a tumultuous year

Greetings from the ACB! We are happy to share with you our first newsletter. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing flux has led to deep reflection, as we grapple with how to meet unprecedented challenges. And through the stringent lockdown, our 

Advancing agroecology and farmer managed seed systems in Limpopo

Briefing paper

At a dialogue on farmer managed seed systems and agroecology, held in Acornhoek, Limpopo on 20-22 January 2020, farmers and support organisations made clear that they want to see more government and policy support for agroecology and farmer managed seed systems, that they will work together to engage government in this direction, and that they will continue to strengthen their work on the ground with the new connections that were formed at the dialogue.

To read about the key action priorities that emerged, as well as for a summary of the discussions:

Click here for the briefing paper in English

Advancing agroecology and farmer managed seed systems in Limpopo

Farmer-Managed Seed Systems in Limpopo Province, South Africa – October 2019

Briefing paper

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) co-hosted two farmer exchanges in South Africa in 2019 – in Limpopo and Eastern Cape. The Limpopo meeting and field visit brought together smallholder farmers from Dzomo La Mupo and Mopani Farmers Association (MFA), and officials form Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD).

Recognising that industrial agriculture is unsustainable, agroecological production systems and seed diversity provide an alternative that works with nature (rather than against it) and that values human wellbeing and solidarity.