Biowatch_Corinne Mngomezulu

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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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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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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Our new website

Welcome to Biowatch’s new website. We’ve updated the site structure and pages, and we’re busy adding content. 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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