Farm input subsidy programs play a central role in financing and delivering Green Revolution technologies to small-scale farmers in Africa.These programs are rolled out in numerous African countries-from Ghana to Swaziland. These easy to read illustrated posters explain what farm input subsidy programs are and how they operate vis-à-vis smallholder farmers, what they subsidise, how they impact on agricultural biodiversity and the ecological systems, farmer managed seed systems, resulting debt and dependence, deepening of poverty and inequality, leakage, corporate capture and mismanagement of public resources. These posters are available in English, Chichewa, Shona, KiSwahili, Portuguese, IsiXhosa, Sesothu, Siswati, Nyanja and Setswana.
18 May 2017
- The Africa we want?
- Extractive tourism – a case study of biodiversity conservation in Tanzania, a legacy of gross human rights violations, and what the GBF’s 30×30 Target really means for Africa
- Civil society and farmer network organisations call on the South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) to initiate an agroecology strategy and programme
- EXTRACTIVE TOURISM. A case study of biodiversity conservation in Tanzania, a legacy of gross human rights violations, and what the GBF’s 30×30 Target really means for Africa.
- The changing nature of Kenya’s seed sector: lessons from the potato seed industry