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G8 “Hunger Summit” initiative rejected by African civil society – Corporate takeover of agriculture & land will increase hunger, groups claim

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. As world leaders gather […]

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Letter to the UK Government on DFID Green Revolution funding

Letter from Food & Water Watch, GAIA Foundation and ACB to UK government demanding answers over DFID funding of Green Revolution projects in Africa. Read more.

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African farm analysts demand answers from UK over DfID funding Is the UK setting up a poverty trap for African farmers?

The Africa Centre for Biosafety (ACB), supported by Food & Water Europe and the Gaia Foundation, today wrote to UK Ministers for International Development, Business and Environment asking for evidence for the basis of UK overseas aid policy. The ACB recently published a searing critique of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (known […]

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Statement on AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa)

At a farmers rights meeting held in Uganda in September 2012, where a statement was drawn up and signed by many concerned parties. Read the statement here. Signatures: ActionAid, Tanzania ActionAid, Uganda Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Uganda African Biodiversity Network – representing 36 organisations in Africa African Centre for Biosafety, South Africa Centre […]

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Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA): laying the groundwork for the commercialisation of African agriculture

We consider AGRA’s broad philosophy and structure, focusing on AGRA’s own views or those of its consultants, before turning to a more detailed consideration of its specific work in the Programme for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) and, in slightly less detail, its Soil Health Programme (SHP). These programmes are inseparable because seed and soil fertility […]

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Response to the Environment Green Paper 2010

The ACB has submitted comments on the Department of Environmental Affairs’ National Climate Change Response Green Paper. Read here.

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Deep concern: Patel’S New Growth Path (NGP) supports Green Revolution for smallholder farmers and biofuels

Dear friends and colleagues, The ACB is deeply disturbed and disappointed that Minister Patel’s NGP has not embraced new thinking on agriculture policy which requires breaking from a wholly inequitable and ecologically unsustainable chemical-dependent system. The NGP lacks vision as it has missed an important moment to move South Africa towards systems that reconnect food […]

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A Green Revolution for Africa: Disaster in the making

When world leaders hastily gathered at the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) high level conference to respond to the global food crisis the three Rome based UN organizations (the FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural development and the World Food Programme) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in […]

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New Green Revolution for Africa: Trojan Horse for GMOs

After more than 10 years of genetically modified (GM) crop plants being grown in the world, only South Africa out of 53 countries on the African continent have commercial plantings of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Nine countries, Burkina Faso; Egypt; Kenya; Morocco; Senegal; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe have reported field trials of GMOs, while […]

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