Policy Submission: Climate Change Bill

27 May 2022

Biowatch South Africa's submission on the Climate Change Bill [B9-2022], which was published on 18 February 2022.

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Fact Sheet: Climate change and the industrialised food system

10 May 2022

How we produce, distribute and waste food is causing global ecological and social crises, including one of the greatest threats of our time – climate change. In fact, from farm-to-plate-to-landfill, the way we produce and distribute food is responsible for a whopping one-third of all human greenhouse gas emissions.

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Policy Submission: Draft Framework for a Just Transition in South Africa

29 April 2022

Biowatch South Africa provides input on the draft Framework for a Just Transition in South Africa (dated February 2022).

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Submission to Competition Commission: Request to extend the fresh produce market inquiry to the dry bean market

7 April 2022

Submission by Biowatch South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group, and South African Civil Society for Women's, Adolescents’, and Children's Health (SACSoWACH) to the Competition Commission: Request to extend the fresh produce market inquiry to the dry bean market.

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Biowatch Bulletin: January 2022

Biowatch Bulletin: July 2021 to January 2022

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Biowatch Briefing: Farmer-led seed systems

10 October 2021

A Biowatch Briefing on farmer-led seed systems – securing food sovereignty in the face of looming ecological and social crises. FLSS can and do make a critical contribution in responding to current global ecological and social threats through adaptation to climate change, enhancing agricultural biodiversity, strengthening food security and sovereignty, increasing dietary diversity, and recognising and honouring indigenous knowledge and the key roles of women.

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Biowatch Bulletin: July 2021

Biowatch Bulletin: February to July 2021

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Biowatch Bulletin: January 2021

Biowatch Bulletin: August 2020 to January 2021

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Policy Submission: South Africa’s accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

12 December 2020

Policy Submission: South Africa’s accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The impact of COVID-19 on food systems in South Africa

8 August 2020

A snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in South Africa. Document prepared for the Global Food Governance Working Group of the Civil Society and Indigenous People’s Mechanism (CSM) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

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