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ACB’s objection to commodity clearance of Corteva’s MON 89034 x TC1507 x MIR16
Key Issues emerging from the dialogue between CSOs and SADC, African governments
Transition to agroecology urgently needed
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
Coming on the heels of the publication of the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) report presenting the global hunger and food insecurity figures, the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (GNRtFN) releases its 2020 State of the Right to Food and Nutrition Report, which the ACB supports.
ACB’s Executive Director Mariam Mayet looks back at the first half of the year
In a film by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, ACB research and advocacy officer Sabrina Masinjila talks about the corporate capture of seeds and how laws favour hybrid seeds and not farmers who care for indigenous seeds.
Uncle Wiz is a shining example of a thriving small scale farming and food distribution business that not only farms without chemicals but also focuses on and promotes indigenous food crops. Owners Wisdom and Mpumi Edward live in south Johannesburg and farm on land in Vanderbijlpark.
Implications for food security and land reform within a context of multiple crises
See below for a link to the recording of an online media briefing.
Sadly, at the end of June, the ACB's senior researcher Stephen Greenberg is departing from the ACB. In a joint letter by executive director Mariam Mayet and Stephen, they reflect on their journey together.
On 2 June, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) submitted commentary on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) as it relates to food and agriculture, to a discussion hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Human health and wellbeing at great risk unless biodiversity and genetic resources extraction in Africa is halted
“We need more genetic diversity, not less, and we need to vigorously defend genetic diversity as a common good, not something that can be extracted and privately profited from.”
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 w