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Grabbing Africa's seeds: USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover

Impacts/media coverage

The latest salvo in the battle over Africa's seed systems has been fired, writes Stephen Greenberg, with the Gates Foundation and USAID playing puppet-masters to Africa's governments - now meeting in Addis Ababa - as they drive forward corporation-friendly seed regulations that exclude and marginalize the small farmers whose seeds and labour fee

Do African Farmers Need CAADP?

Press release

The Peoples' Dialogue and the Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) have written a short booklet on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the African Union's framework for agricultural development for Africa, titled ?Do African Farmers Need CAADP??

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

Press release

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.

Kenya - GMO Legislation

Publication

Draft_GMO_Bill_Kenya.pdf A Bill For An Act Of Parliament To Regulate Biotechnology And Biosafety Matters And For Connected Purposes.
Sep 2003
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