Agroecology farmers speak out

Agroecology farmers speak out

SECURING FARMERS’ RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: As part of the regional SKI farmers’ rights campaign, Biowatch-supported agroecology farmers speak about the importance of seed, of farmer-led seed systems, and of the restrictive policies that undermine their rights and food sovereignty. Together, they raise their voices for concrete action and legal recognition of farmers’ rights.
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Biowatch Farmer Fair

Biowatch Agroecology Farmer Fair

The first Biowatch KZN Agroecology Farmers’ Fair took place in Mtubatuba, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on 12 October 2022. The event, which included an agroecology produce market, facilitated exchange and learning between farmers from different areas, as well as between elders with years of experience and upcoming young farmers. The Fair included an agroecology produce market, celebrations,...
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Daily Maverick-Biowatch webinar

Daily Maverick webinar: Eating our way to climate chaos

Maverick Citizen Editor, Mark Heywood, in discussion with Vanessa Black – Advocacy, Research and Policy Co-ordinator, Biowatch SA, and Mervyn Abraham – Programme Co-ordinator, Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity. Together they unpacked the industrialised food system in South Africa and its effects on climate change.
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Vanessa Black Biowatch South Africa

Seminar recordings available: Eating our way to climate chaos

RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE: Public seminar | 12 August 2022 | Climate change and the industrialised food system: From farm-to-plate-to-landfill, the way we produce, distribute and waste our food is responsible for a whopping one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions.
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Public seminar: Eating our way to climate chaos

PUBLIC SEMINAR | 12 August 2022 | Durban Botanic Gardens  Climate change and the industrialised food system: From farm-to-plate-to-landfill, the way we produce, distribute and waste our food is responsible for a whopping one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions. You are invited to join the conversation about how we can transform the food system together.
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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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