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STOP RISKY GM MOSQUITO RELEASES – WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO

Civil Society Statement

We, the undersigned civil society organisations in Africa, hereby call upon the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Target Malaria project to stop the intended release of 10 000 genetically modified (GM) “male sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso, as the release poses unacceptable risks to human beings and the environment.

What Does Synthetic Biology Mean for Africa? - An Africa Regional Briefing publication produced by ETC, Third Word Network and The African Centre for Biodiversity

Briefing paper
Publication

Huge technical advances in molecular biology and big data biology are leading us towards a ‘forth industrial revolution’ with the ongoing development of novel genetic engineering techniques being reviewed by the UN Conventions for Biological Diversity, under the term ‘synthetic biology’.

Towards socially just and ecologically sustainable seed policies for Africa: Farmers, CSOs meet in Harare

Briefing paper
Publication
Report

Seed policy in sub-Saharan Africa is developing and changing fast, as the seed industry continues to expand its reach. A huge amount of energy and resources are being directed at harmonising seed and intellectual property legislation at the regional level through regional economic communities.

FISPs Posters

Fact sheet

Farm input subsidy programs play a central role in financing and delivering Green Revolution technologies to small-scale farmers in Africa.These programs are rolled out in numerous African countries-from Ghana to Swaziland.

What is a seed law?

Fact sheet

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; 

ACB comments on revised Draft Regulations (Draft 2) for Implementing the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Comment
Publication

The revised regulations for the implementation of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation’s (ARIPO’s) Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants continues to perpetuate the impingement of national sovereignty, fails to safeguard farmers’ rights and farmer seed systems and to provide safeguards against biopiracy