At the Durban launch of Biowatch's new book are (left to right): Mpho Ncube, Biowatch Farmer Support; Thokozile Mvubu and Rhoda Mvubu, both smallholder farmers from Ingwavuma; and Samu Zuma (Biowatch Agroecology Administrator).

New Book: Agroecology Is Best Practice

We're excited to announce that our new book Agroecology Is Best Practice: Biowatch South Africa's work with smallholder farmers is now available!

The book, whichexplores the workings of eight homestead farms in northern KwaZulu-Natal, illustrates Biowatch’s agroecology best practices through the personal experiences of each of the smallholder farmers. These farmers have shown that the land can take care of its people - if its people take care of their land.

Published by Biowatch South Africa, the 64-page book showcases the organisation’s work with farmers in four key areas: diversity; soil and water; seed; and advocacy. The book speaks to what agroecology is and how it is undertaken in very challenging areas in KwaZulu-Natal; but this is not to say that these best practices are only applicable in such contexts - indeed, agroecology is needed locally and globally if we are to address the calamities of climate change (drought and floods; destruction of biodiversity; and increasing global food and nutrition insecurity).

We hope this book will inspire you, the reader, and catalyse you for action, whether you are a farmer, a policy-maker, in civil society, or are interested in how we can transform our current destructive food and agriculture systems.

Click here to download the pdf.
Click here to order a printed copy.