Co-produced by AGRA Watch and Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Rich Appetites is a five-part series that exposes the corporate capture of African agriculture and food systems, showing how billionaire philanthropists have pushed industrial agriculture around the globe—including in Africa, involving an empire of influence between Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Cornell Alliance for Science, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). ACB’s ED Mariam Mayet is featured in the third film, titled ‘Money’.

Mayet discusses the new wave of neo-colonialism plaguing the African food system, whereby philanthro-capitalists are invading and taking control over policy making spaces and shaping the creation of draconian seed laws to turn Africa into an integrated market that supports the trade of agribusiness corporations.

Watch Rich Appetites: Money here.

Rich Appetites screening: the corporate capture of African food systems and the hunger for justice

Mariam Mayet, together with food sovereignty activists in Africa, participated in a virtual screening and panel discussion of Rich Appetites, joining panelists in unpacking the issues and discussing what can be done to ensure self-determination in African agricultural systems.