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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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World Food Day 2020: Urgent food system transformation and transition to agroecology needed to address the food crisis engulfing SA

MEDIA STATEMENT: WORLD FOOD DAY. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the necessary responses to it, have intensified and entrenched already alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition in South Africa …
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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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We challenge the industrialised food system to ensure biodiversity, food sovereignty and social justice.

Biowatch South Africa

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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Publications & Documents

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

Cover-Biowatch_Snapshot _Impact of COVID-19 on food systems in SA
Biowatch Bulletin July 2020