Seed Notes from the Spice Island

It has been some six years since the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) was launched in Durban by African smallholder farmers, indigenous people, faith-based groups, young people, consumers and civil societies for a better food system that places … Continued

‘Uniformity to Diversity’ – IPES-Food

An interview with Dr. Million Belay on the IPES-Food Report ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’. Dr. Million Belay is founder and director of the Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action … Continued

Looking for Food in All the Wrong Places

MAPUTO: I spent another week in Mozambique looking for ProSAVANA, the much-touted, much-reviled Japanese-Brazilian-Mozambican agriculture project that has spectacularly failed to turn Mozambique’s savannah-lands in the Nacala Corridor into a giant soybean plantation modeled on Brazil’s Cerrado region. I was there … Continued

Opinion: Women farm through knowledge sharing

By Elizabeth Mpofu In an attempt to solve problems, people collectively ask questions and discuss and implement solutions. Elizabeth Mpofu describes how knowledge co-creation is commonplace in the lives of people and in agroecology. From these processes, social, political, and … Continued

Over 57,000 Demand Ceasing of GM Banana Feeding Trials

It is to be remembered that in December 2014 AFSA released an open letter opposing human feeding trials in Iowa State University in the U.S involving GM bananas from Uganda. It was signed by 127 organizations across the world and … Continued