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.

Farm input subsidy programme (FISP) info pamphlet

Fact sheet
Publication
Training Material

This pamphlet offers a quick background on the FISPs and the key issues and concerns. It explains what FISPs are, their aims, why the FISPs are failing to meet their objectives, how they promote small-scale farmer dependency, and ways of transitioning out of FISPs towards more appropriate forms of smallholder farmer support.

Agroecology versus Industrial Agriculture

Fact sheet

These graphics, captured in an easy to read and visually informative manner, illustrate the stark difference of practices and values between the current industrial food system and agroecological food systems.

Who owns our food system?

Fact sheet
Publication

It is a matter of urgency that we break up these cartels that have South African consumers, especially the poorest of the poor, in a vice grip through control of our two staple foods ? maize and bread.

SA Labelling

Fact sheet

Labelling of genetically modified food in South Africa

 
Food labelling ? your ?right to know? It is a consumers? right to know what is in their food and to make informed choices about what they

GM Myths

Fact sheet

What you should know about GM crops

 
Myths are based on false promises and deception, against actual reality and genuine concerns. The biotechnology industry has spread a lot of myths about what GMOs can do. These are not based on fact and have been shown to be false in reality.

What is a GM crop?

Fact sheet

An introduction to GM seeds: why they?re so different to what we know

What is genetic modification (GM)?

 

Marker assisted selection (MAS): Key issues for Africa

Briefing paper
Fact sheet
Publication
Report

'Marker Assisted Selection' uses molecular markers as tools in a plant or animal breeding programme to select for important agricultural traits, such as nutritional quality, drought tolerance, disease and pest resistance.