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.

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Our new website

Welcome to Biowatch’s new website. We’ve updated the site structure and pages, and we’re busy adding content. Over the next couple of weeks, we will also be uploading our news archive. Enjoy browsing, and please let us know if there is content you are looking for and can’t find.
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Biowatch celebrates 20 years: Durban celebration

At its 20-year celebration event in Durban last night, Biowatch celebrated two decades of learning and activism to protect natural and agricultural biodiversity, advocating agroecology as the ecologically sustainable alternative to ensure food sovereignty and climate justice.
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Biowatch celebrates 20 years: Cape Town celebration

The first of Biowatch’s 20-year celebrations took place in Cape Town yesterday. The event was a highlight on the first day of the Agroecology for the 21st Century Conference, a three-day gathering of more than 220 regional activists, academics, smallholder farmers and policymakers, working to move Southern Africa towards an agroecological future.
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