By Million Belay, AFSA General Coordinator I just came back from a week-long stay in DRC. I was expecting to see a city intermingled with small forest areas. I did not see a single forest. You [...]
KINSHASA DECLARATION ON RECONCILING FOOD PRODUCTION WITH BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE EMERGENCY IN THE CONGO BASIN
We, 230 participants from six countries of the Congo Basin [Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon] with the contribution [...]
AFSA URGES AFRICAN CLIMATE LEADERS: PRIORITISE AGROECOLOGY, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION NOW!
Nairobi, Kenya – September 4, 2023– We, as members of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), represent the largest social movement comprising farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous [...]
Kinshasa, DRC – August 25, 2023 – The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), the largest CSO coalition championing food sovereignty across the continent, is gearing up for its [...]
A Resolute Stand for Championing Farmers’ Rights, Resisting GMOs, and Paving the Way for Ecological Resilience WE, the members of the Seed Working Group of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty [...]
Empowering Youth through Green Skills: Fostering Agroecological Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous and Resilient Future
Press Statement for International Youth Day 2023 – Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World KAMPALA, 12th August 2023 On this International Youth Day 2023, the AFSA Youth [...]
It is with deep sorrow and immense respect that the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) mourns the passing of Dr. Melaku Worede, a towering figure in the field of conservation, [...]
In these past six days, we have seen the African spirit at its finest. Together, we have navigated a path of cultural rediscovery, embracing our roots, and affirming our food sovereignty through [...]
Our food, its origins, and the stories it tells are an integral part of our cultural heritage. Today, however, the food we consume, the understanding of its origin, its means of production, and [...]
“My Food is African” Social Media Campaign: Embrace African Culinary Heritage and Champion Indigenous Food Systems
We cordially invite you to join our upcoming social media campaign, “My Food is African,” set to take place from July 24-29, 2023, across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and [...]
Breaking Barriers: How can we popularize what we are doing and unlock widespread citizen engagement?
By John Wilson I’ve been involved in what we now call Agroecology for quite a long time, I would say since as a young person I became conscious of organic vs ‘chemical’ food – whether grown with [...]
As our world grapples with the profound implications of the climate crisis, the challenges faced by local African communities resonate with particular urgency. The climate crisis strikes at the [...]
Together with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, Biowatch South Africa, and PELUM Tanzania, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has publicly launched a new groundbreaking documentary film [...]
Social movements call on Benin to reconsider membership in UPOV, urging protection of local seed systems and food sovereignty
[Cotonou, Benin] – On June 1, 2023, a coalition of diverse organizations, including farmers’ organizations, women’s organizations, trade activists, and consumer groups, expressed their deep [...]
Bonn, Germany, 14 June 2023— Climate actors worldwide are meeting in Bonn for the 58th meeting of the subsidiary bodies to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. AFSA members [...]
THE AFRICAN YOUTH STATEMENT ON THE TRANSITION TO AGROECOLOGY FOR HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
NAIROBI, 29th May 2023 – We the African Youth, having gathered from 24 Countries at the 1st Africa Youth Summit on Food Systems held from May 27 to 29, 2023, in Machakos County, Kenya, [...]
By Charles Tumuhe In the picturesque village of Kizigo, nestled in the heart of Bwikwe district, an agricultural revolution is taking place. At the forefront of this movement is Samuel Kabuye, [...]
Are biofertilizers a part of the solution to Africa’s concerns with soil health and the environment?
AFSA’s Healthy Soils Healthy Food Project Officer Charles L. Tumuhe recounts his experiences and opinions from working with agroecological farmers in Africa. This article argues that the [...]