Seed selection, saving and exchange are at the heart of traditional agricultural systems for millions of small-holder farmers in Africa, contributing significantly to livelihoods and the conservation of agricultural biodiversity. Enabling farmers to maintain and develop this diversity, along with their rich knowledge of and practices in traditional agriculture and agroecology, is vital for ensuring present and future food and seed sovereignty.
We see seed sovereignty as fundamental to food sovereignty.
Building on past and on-going joint activities, a synergistic relationship between Biowatch South Africa, The Mupo Foundation and the NRF Bio-economy Research Chair and Environmental Evaluation Unit (EEU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been galvanised into an exciting, long-term collaboration on seeds and knowledge. For more information, see Seeds and Knowledge Initiative (SKI).
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Events and Workshops
20 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
INVITATION: World Food Day Celebrations
17 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) and the 43rd session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS)
14 Oct 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly
Household seed banks
Agroecology: Environmental, social and economic justice
GMOs in South Africa
Landmark Victory for Justice