WFD Celebrations honouring Seed Diversity and Custodians in the Eastern Cape

Press release
WFD Celebrations honouring Seed Diversity and Custodians in the Eastern Cape

Press Release: World Food Day Celebration in the Eastern cape: Phansi GMO Maize Phambili Agrocology!

15th October 2018

On World Food Day, 16th October 2018, the African Centre for Biodiversity is partnering with Zingisa, Ntinga Ntaba ka Ndoda, Ilizwi Lamafama, Mxumbu Youth Cooperative, Calabash Trust and Khanyisa to celebrate and honour local seed diversity, and local seed custodians in the Eastern Cape.

The SADC PVP Protocol: Blueprint for uptake of UPOV 1991 in Africa

Report

In the recently published discussion paper, ‘The SADC PVP Protocol: Blueprint for uptake of UPOV 1991 in Africa’, Sabrina Masinjila and Mariam Mayet, provide an updated critique on the regional Plant Variety Protection (PVP) system developed under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – the SADC PVP protocol – adopted by the Heads of States and Governments of SADC in August 2017. They also discuss the anomalies between the SADC Protocol and the Arusha PVP Protocol, as nine SADC countries are also members of ARIPO.