African farmers receive training on Agroecology

A group of farmers from 12 countries in Africa attended a training session sponsored by AFSA on the ‘ABC of Organic Agriculture’ from the 3rd-7th October at the SACDEP Training Centre in Thika, Kenya. The training was conducted by reknowned … Continued

AFSA members create two more Working Groups

Working groups play a critical role identifying areas or spaces where AFSA members can increase policy and advocacy engagements at regional, continental and global level. AFSA previously had three active working groups on seed sovereignty, land, agroecology, plus a fourth … Continued

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