As we continue to engage and mobilise around the seed policy and legislation revisions, ACB has developed 2 easy-to-read documents outlining the central concerns and possible alternative directions for seed policy to move in South Africa.
On this page you will find all of ACB’s publications. To the right are the search categories that will help you navigate around the ACB’s extensive work.
ACB submitted comments on the Plant Breeders’ Rights and Plant Improvement Bills, to the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources on the 24th January 2017.
Request for intervention on GMOs likely to have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity; GM soybean tolerant to 2,4-D, glufosinate and glyphosate (DAS-44406-6).
The Department of Agriculture is in the process of developing a Strategy for Agroecology for South Africa, with the aim of achieving ?an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable agro-ecology sector that contributes towards poverty alleviation, job creation, food security, economic development, climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Comments on: Draft amendments to regulations to the Consumer Protection Act related to labelling of GMOs 8 November 2012.
The ACB hereby lodges its objections and comments to the draft regulations regarding the mandatory blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel.
28 May 2011
This is our third appeal to the Minister of Agriculture to comply with obligations under the Cartagena Protocol.
Genetically Modified crop plants continue to be offered to Africa as a solution to alleviate poverty and stave off hunger. It is a trite observation that hunger has little to do with how efficiently food is produced or how much food is available for consumption.
Concerns with South Africa?s Biotechnology Strategy Detailed comments on draft operational text Preferred Options.
SUBMISSIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM ON THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT, 2004,: REGULATIONS ON BIOPROSPECTING, ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING.