Biowatch Video Gallery

SIBUYISELA ULWAZI Food and Seed Festival - 25 October 2017

A glimpse into Biowatch's 2017 SIBUYISELA ULWAZI Food and Seed Festival at the Durban Botanic Gardens, 25-26 October. The festival celebrated traditional seed and related food cultures through a programme of talks, practical demonstrations, an exhibition and a market space.

No Seeds, No Future - 13 December 2013

For many generations subsistence farmers have successfully grown their own fruits and vegetables, and reared their own livestock. KwaHhohho in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, has a rich history of these traditional farming practices. But these are under threat, and this small farming community is fighting to save their natural seeds and traditional farming culture. This is the story of how a community market garden, developed using agroecological methods, has helped these farmers secure their food sovereignty. Filmed by Biowatch staff; Produced by Biowatch with support from Oxfam.

Farmer exchange and seed festival - 30 July 2011

Celebrating traditional seed and agroecology in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Biowatch invited farmers from around South Africa to come together to share experiences and advocate agroecology practice. The group was hosted by farmers from the Impisethunjini Project, a Biowatch-supported community project in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal. This video is a record of the highlights of the farmer exchange and seed festival.

Biowatch battles the South African state and Monsanto - 12 August 2010

Rose Williams, Biowatch Director, speaks about what has become known as the "Landmark Biowatch Case" - one of the most widely cited Constitutional Court cases in South Africa. The outcome of the case holds significance for public interest litigation and helped to assert the constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment. The outcome affirmed the right to information needed to secure environmental rights, and the rights of small, whistle-blower public interest organisations to make interventions without punitive legal measures being taken against them. This video was produced and uploaded by International Development Exchange (IDEX).