Nigeria’s Biosafety Agency Defies Government, Nigerians

Despite the promise of the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril that “Nigeria would not mortgage the safety of its citizens by introducing unproven products into the country” and the concerted efforts by over 5 million Nigerians (made up … Continued

From Uniformity to Diversity – New Report by IPES-FOOD

The key messages from IPES-Food’s first major report, released on 2nd June are the following: 1. Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets, but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: widespread degradation of … Continued

Agroecology Learning Exchange Workshop

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and AgroEcology Fund host ‘Agroecology Learning Exchange’ workshop in Uganda from May 10-13, 2016. Objectives of the learning exchange: To learn about each other’s work. To share lessons learned in amplifying agroecology. … Continued

Seed Working Group Meets in Zanzibar

Members of the Seed Working Group of AFSA meet in Zanzibar from 26-28 April 2016 to produce immediate action plans and restructure the Seed Working Group which for long has been hosted and headed by the African Centre for Biodiversity … Continued

‘Changing Food Systems in Africa’ – Conference

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM – Organics International), the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative for Africa (EOA-I), AfrONet, Mekelle University and others is planning to hold an … Continued

Agroecology – the bold future for Africa

African Civil Society Statement: FAO Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, Dakar, 2015 It’s time for us to recognize that agroecology is the future of farming in Africa! Industrial agriculture is a dead end. … Continued

GM Potatoes Rejected in South Africa

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) welcomes the recent decision made by the Minister of Agriculture, Water Affairs and Fisheries and an Appeal Board rejecting the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in South Africa. The ACB with the support … Continued