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Training materials on fertilizer, seed, seed laws and FISPs

Publication
Training Material

  Training Materials produced by the ACB for smallholder farmers in Africa in several languages on a range of topics dealing with seed and plant variety protection laws, including on: the value of farmer managed seed systems; UPOV 1991 and farmers’ rights; the Arusha PVP Protocol; women as custodians of seed, what is a seed law, harmonis

Grabbing Africa's seeds: USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover

Impacts/media coverage

The latest salvo in the battle over Africa's seed systems has been fired, writes Stephen Greenberg, with the Gates Foundation and USAID playing puppet-masters to Africa's governments - now meeting in Addis Ababa - as they drive forward corporation-friendly seed regulations that exclude and marginalize the small farmers whose seeds and labour fee

Manipulate and Mislead: How GMOs Are Infiltrating Africa

Impacts/media coverage

The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner.

Ruling of the ASA Directorate

Press release

In the matter between: Mariam Mayet on behalf of the African Centre for Biosafety - First Complainant Judith Taylor - Second Complainant and Monsanto South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Civil society petition to Tiger Brands t/a Purity

Petition
Publication

Outraged by the results of tests conducted by the ACB. We, the undersigned members of civil society, are outraged by the ACB's test results showing that Purity's Cream of Maize tested positive as containing 56.25% GM maize; and Purity's Purity Baby First