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Publications & Documents

Please see the Publications & Documents section of this website for a wide range of resources, including these titles: 

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World Food Day 2021: Crisis? What crisis?

MEDIA STATEMENT: WORLD FOOD DAY. The global industrialised food system has failed. Up to 161 million more people around the world were facing hunger in 2020 than in 2019, and nearly 1-in-3 people did not have access to adequate food …
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Africa responds to the UN Food Systems Summit

Reclaim our food sovereignty and reject the industrialised food system! Biowatch joins the broad movement of farmers, organisations, academics and communities in boycotting the UN Food Systems Summit. Read and sign onto the Africa statement that launched at the African session of the global people’s counter-mobilisation …  
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Good Food Conversations with Biowatch

Good Food Conversations

On World Food Day 2020, Biowatch launches its new podcast series – conversations about food that’s good for us and good for the planet. The series celebrates diversity in what we grow, cook, eat and store, and the diversity of voices passionate about good food …
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We challenge the industrialised food system to ensure biodiversity, food sovereignty and social justice.

Biowatch South Africa


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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