Socially just, democratic and cultural biological diverse landscapes and food systems in Africa, based on the interconnected and harmonious diverse and co-creation between people and nature.
We carve transformative pathways through co-generating and diffusing new discourses and catalysing action, at the intersections of biodiversity, climate change, and food systems to shift power and social changes that advance a just transition in Africa.
Our work is anchored in a value system of reciprocal, horizontal, and interconnected relationships between people and nature.
What we fight for
We have a long and respected track record of opposing the aggressive push of the Green Revolution on the African continent, and the national and regional institutional architecture driving this. At the same time, we work with partners to deepen a shared understanding of, and realise transitions to, agroecological farming practices that provide an alternative to the corporate capture of African seed and food systems.
Our theory of change flows from five dynamic and integrated strategies
Our vision for change
Through these strategies, the ACB and self-organised civil society and farmers’ organisations, women and youth in Africa are empowered to participate in advocacy spaces on farmer seed systems, biosafety, agroecology and agricultural biodiversity conservation, and are able to influence public and private discourse and decision-making.
As a result, agricultural policies and implementation strategies are more inclusive, democratic and demand-responsive. This leads to positive, just and democratic policy and implementation, ultimately contributing to maintenance and use of agricultural biodiversity, and improved livelihoods and well-being of smallholder farmers in Africa.