False solution - climate-smart agriculture

“Climate-smart” agriculture – we do not support this false solution

As the corporate takeover of policy spaces in South Africa and around the world deepens, a range of false solutions are being pushed. They want us to believe the lie that all that is needed are a few tweaks to the existing system. One such false solution is so-called “Climate-smart” agriculture.
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Cover_African Perspectives on Agroecology: Why farmer-led seed and knowledge systems matter

NEW BOOK | African Perspectives on Agroecology: Why farmer-led seed and knowledge systems matter

African Perspectives on Agroecology: Why farmer-led seed and knowledge systems matter is now freely available online. Edited by Rachel Wynberg, the book includes the voices of 33 farmers, activists, scientists, scholars and policymakers. Together, they articulate a shared and dynamic vision of a world where agriculture is productive, diverse, and sustainable; where different ways of...
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IN THE MEDIA: Biowatch betrayal denies justice

What’s become known internationally as “the landmark Biowatch Case”, clarifies that in future, public interest litigants acting in good faith will not have to fear that costs will be awarded against them. However, as highlighted in the Mail & Guardian on 10 January, “the widespread inconsistency in the application and the apparent reluctance to embrace...
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World Food Day Bring back our ancient grains

WORLD FOOD DAY: Bring back our ancient grains

In the build-up to World Food Day on 16 October, and in recognition of the United Nations declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, we’ve launched our campaign to encourage smallholder farmers to grow, harvest, process, eat and share these ancient grains.
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2023 Biowatch Agroecology Farmer Fair

2023 Biowatch Agroecology FARMER FAIR

The 2023 Biowatch Agroecology Farmer Fair took place from 2-4 October at the Siyazisiza Agri Support Centre near Mtunzini, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The vibrant event included much celebration with seed and information exchanges, demonstrations and discussions. Watch the video here.
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Just Transitions in the SA food system fact sheets

FACT SHEETS | Just Transition and Adaptation in the South African Food System

To support ongoing horizontal learning and education for a Just Transition and Adaptation in the South African Food System, a series of fact sheets was co-developed and produced in five languages – Afrikaans, English, Sepedi, Xhosa and Zulu.
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National Policy Dialogue on a Just Transition and Adaptation in SA’s Food System

Biowatch is one of ten organisations co-hosting the National Policy Dialogue on a Just Transition and Adaptation in the South African Food System taking place in Johannesburg 20–22 September.
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The last Seed - Durban screening - Biowatch

DURBAN SCREENING | The Last Seed

Join us on 27 September at the Durban screening of The Last Seed, the important, timely and visually stunning documentary feature film we co-produced about the struggle for control of seed in Africa.
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