Agroecology Is Best Practice

Showcasing Biowatch’s work with farmers in four key areas (diversity; soil and water; seed; advocacy), this book explores the workings of eight homestead farms in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, illustrating agroecology best practices through the personal experiences of each of the smallholder farmers.

Policy Submission: National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support

5 October 2018

Policy Submission: National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support (Draft 5 v3) published October 2018

 

Policy Submission: Draft Climate Smart Strategic Framework for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

2 October 2018

Policy Submission: Draft Climate Smart Strategic Framework for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Notice 428 of 2018) published October 2018

 

Policy Submission: Climate Change Bill

8 August 2018

Policy Submission: Climate Change Bill published June 2018

Policy Submission: SA’s Accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and UPOV 1991 approval

27 July 2018

Policy Submission: South Africa’s accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and approval of the UPOV 1991 Convention

 

Biowatch Bulletin: June 2018

Biowatch Bulletin: January to June 2018

Policy Submission: Draft Conservation Agriculture Policy

30 April 2018

Policy Submission: Draft Conservation Agriculture Policy published February 2018

Research Paper: Policy Impacts - The impact of government agricultural and rural development policy on smallholder farmers in KwaZulu-Natal

23 March 2018

Written by Dr Harald Witt, this research paper examines policy and the efficacy of government support for, and the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in rural KZN.

Fact Sheet: GMOs in South Africa

February 2018

Updated facts about GMOs and GM crops in South Africa, and why it's important to avoid and speak out against GMOs.

Biowatch Bulletin: December 2017

Biowatch Bulletin: July to December 2017