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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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Policy Submission: Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

6 June 2019 Policy Submission: Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (No.644) published May 2019
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GM Permit Objection: Intentional release of Pioneer Hi-Bred GM maize DP-056113-9

7 February 2019 GM Permit Objection: Intentional release of Pioneer Hi-Bred GM maize DP-056113-9
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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.
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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  
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Policy Submission: Plant Improvement Bill

18 April 2017 Policy Submission: Plant Improvement Bill (B8B-2015) published April 2017
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Policy Submission: Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill

18 April 2017 Policy Submission: Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill (B11B-2015) published April 2017
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GM Permit Objection: General release of Pioneer Hi-Bred GM maize TC1507xNK603

9 September 2018 GM Permit Objection: General release of Pioneer Hi-Bred GM maize TC1507xNK603  
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GM Permit Objection: General release of Monsanto GM maize MON87460xMON89034xNK603

30 March 2017 GM Permit Objection: General release of Monsanto GM maize MON87460xMON89034xNK603
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Research Paper: Agroecology – Environmental, Social and Economic Justice

22 May 2016 Written by Vanessa Black, this research paper examines what agroecology is and why it’s needed for a sustainable food system.
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