This statement represents the position of civil society in Mozambique on farm input subsides in that country.
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.
This lobby paper Who will feed Africans: Small-scale farmers not corporations! produced by the partnership between FoEA and ACB, makes the compelling case for African agriculture to transition towards agroecology and food sovereignty, recognising and strengthening the role of small scale farmers, rather than benefitting few large scale
On 15 May South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture held public hearings on two Bills that protect and regulate the commercial seed industry; the Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) Bill and the Plant Improvement Bill.
At the heart of the leading initiatives to ?modernise? African agriculture is a drive to open markets and create space for multinationals to secure profits. Green revolution technologies ? and the legal and institutional changes being introduced to support them ? will benefit a few at the expense of the majority.
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?
On the 5th of September 2012 James Wilmot, Democratic Alliance MP and Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, issued a press release claiming that poor consumers cannot benefit from the "cost savings offered by GMOs" because genetically modified (GM) foods cannot be labelled.
The African Centre for Biosafety and Trust for Community Outreach and Education, have the pleasure of sharing with you, our new study, which provides an overview of the structure of the seed system in South Africa, the types of seed in use and their pros and cons, the legislative and policy environment, and the role of the publi
In late February 2012 leading figures from the fossil fuel industry met in Pretoria to forge ahead with the government's highly controversial plans for an SA biofuels industry.
FIRST STEPS TOWARDS ADDRESSING IMBALANCES IN FOOD SYSTEM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg, Sunday 21st August 2011
The impetus for the establishment of a biofuels industry in South Africa also came from industry lobbyists under the banner of the Southern African Biofuels Association (SABA).
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are deeply concerned about Syngenta's lack of accountability and aggression in pursuing its genetic engineering interests in Brazil.
By: Earthlife Africa eThekwini Branch - African Centre for Biosafety - GRAIN - SAFeAGE - Ekogaia -The Third World Investment Gateway Trust
To: Department of Minerals and Energy
31 March 2007