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Acquisition of Africa’s SeedCo by Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-colonial occupation of Africa’s seed systems

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), 7 October 2014 Source: http://afsafrica.org/acquisition-of-africas-seedco-by-monsanto-groupe-limagrain-neo-colonial-occupation-of-africas-seed-systems/ Media Release Addis Ababa 7 October 2014 The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multi-national seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the …

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Civil Society Coalition Against the General Release of Genetically Modified Cotton in Malawi

Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), 4 July 2014 Source: http://www.cisanetmw.org/images/Press_Release_Malawi_GM_cotton_-_Civil_Society_Coalition.pdf Press Release MONSANTO FACES STRONG OPPOSITION TO GM COTTON FROM MALAWI CIVIL SOCIETY Lilongwe, 4 July 2014 An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and an organic vegetable farmers group led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic …

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Ghana: Atikpo Flails Away, Never Lands A Blow On Shiva

Food Sovereignty Ghana, 4 July 2014 Source: http://foodsovereigntyghana.org/atikpo-flails-away-never-lands-a-blow-on-shiva/ Dr. Atikpo and OFAB appear brilliant at building straw men to argue against and tear down with much ferocity.  Unfortunately they do not address the points made by Dr. Shiva regarding GMOs.  They do not address the real dangers of GMOs to Ghana or to the people who …

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Tanzania: Dr Vandana Shiva – Physicist Who Has Put a Human Face On Agriculture

By Mary Ramadhani - allAfrica, 26 June 2014 Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201406260866.html Women have a knack of understanding the environment in a way they ensure they do not destroy nature. Most of the gardens seen outside homes and small farms are cultivated by the very women who are labeled the weaker sex. In Iringa, there is a woman who …

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Reply to the Article by Prof. Calestous Juma “Feeding Africa”: Why Bio-Technology Sceptics are Wrong to Dismiss GM

by K. Jalees (Research Associate at RFSTE) - Navdanya, 13 June 2014 Source: http://www.navdanya.org/blog/?p=1427 The white man’s burden never eases. Long after the sun set on colonial empires, the rich nations of the world who make the G8, are preparing for yet another onerous task. The new powers have launched a new crusade. This is to lift …

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Vandana Shiva supports AFSA in making the case for Agro-ecology

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), 12 June 2014 Source: http://afsafrica.org/vandana-shiva-supports-afsa-in-making-the-case-for-agro-ecology-2/ Press Release Dar es Salaam – 12th June 2014. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is launching a new initiative: Making the Case for Agro-ecology (available at www.afsafrica.org/case-studies) today. The event at Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam will showcase some …

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The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition will benefit corporations and endanger Africa’s small farmers

Europafrica, May 2014 Source: http://www.europafrica.info/en/publications/the-new-alliance-for-food-security-and-nutrition-will-benefit-corporations-and-endanger-africa-s-small-farmers This report explores the ways in which global corporations are influencing development agendas in Africa, and the faulty rhetoric that underpins their vision of development. Small farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in Africa today, and farmers’ own investments make up 90% of all investment in agriculture globally. Yet, …

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Warrior queens battle for Africa’s food future

by Rachel Hamada – This is Africa, 3 June 2014 Source: http://thisisafrica.me/warrior-queens-battle-africas-food-future/ Africa is at a tipping point – soon the scale of foreign agribusiness on African soil could change who owns vast tracts of land, how food is grown there and what the average person will consume. The livelihoods of small-scale farmers who work …

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Land Grabbing in Africa, the new colonialism

by Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire – This is Africa, 28 May 2014 Source: http://thisisafrica.me/land-grabbing-africa-new-colonialism/ The silent recolonisation of Africa is happening on a mass scale. To address this issue, the first Africa Conference on Land Grabs is set to take place in South Africa on 27–30 Oct. 2014. Land is the source of life and death, but …

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Dr. Vandana Shiva Is Visiting Ghana!

by Ali-Masmadi Jehu-Appiah, Chairperson, FSG – Food Sovereignty Ghana, 29 May 2014 Source: http://foodsovereigntyghana.org/dr-vandana-shiva-is-visiting-ghana/ Dr. Vandana Shiva is embarking on a three-nation tour in Africa of which we are most fortunate to be included. The tour will take Dr. Shiva to Zimbabawe, then to Ghana, and end in Tanzania. Dr. Shiva  will arrive in Ghana …

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