OUR WORK

Festivities at the opening of Biowatch’s innovative SIBUYISELA ULWAZI Food and Seed Festival, October 2017.

Our research and advocacy work is grounded in the direct experience of the communities in which we work. We support smallholder farmers “on the ground” who are building strong evidence of the benefits of agroecology.

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Bhekisiwe Gumede, an agroecology smallholder farmer in Tshaneni, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

We challenge the industrialised food system, advocating and demonstrating agroecology as the ecologically sustainable alternative that protects and builds biodiversity, is empowering to farmers, and promotes food sovereignty.

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Winnie Mngomezulu’s seed bank, housed in a small stone-walled hut, is reverently presented.

Biowatch is a founding partner and the project holder of the regional Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI), a dynamic partnership of 13 Southern African organisations committed to securing food sovereignty in the region.

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We challenge the industrialised food system to ensure biodiversity, food sovereignty and social justice.

Biowatch South Africa

NEWS & UPDATES

Biowatch biofertiliser training

Learn how to make and use biofertilisers and biopesticides

INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR AND FREE ONLINE COURSE: Biowatch and the Seed & Knowledge Initiative (SKI) invite participants in South Africa, eSwatini and Lesotho to a free introductory webinar and online training course on regenerating agricultural systems with biofertilisers and biopesticides. Join the introductory webinar on 4 August …
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COVID-19 forces us to confront food insecurity and hunger in SA: Agroecology offers solutions in a crisis

MEDIA RELEASE: The recent and increasing food protests across the country have brought into sharp focus the shocking reality of hunger and food insecurity in South Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic did not cause this crisis; it shone a light on our failing food system …
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Biowatch COVID-19 lockdown announcement

Notice: COVID-19 lockdown

At midnight on 26 March, South Africa went into COVID-19 lockdown. During the lockdown, and while the Biowatch offices are closed, we will be working remotely from home. We are all monitoring our email addresses, and we’re exploring creative ways of remotely working together and connecting with …
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Biowatch Bulletin July 2020