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Is Zambia’s food system collapsing? 

Zambia’s collapsed food system: never-ending debt, climate shocks, biodiversity loss and FISPs – the indispensability of transitioning to agroecology In this briefing, we look at how Zambia is facing a gathering food crisis of serious proportions. Amidst repeated droughts and floods, energy rationing, and shortages of drinkable water, food prices are rising and millions are at risk […]

STOP CHEMICAL WAR ON BODIES OF FARM WORKERS, FARM DWELLERS AND THEIR CHILDREN!

Statement rejecting the Draft Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents published on 5 April 2024, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No 85 of 1993) On 5 May 2024, the Democratic Alliance (DA) staged a protest outside the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) headquarters in Johannesburg. As part of the political […]

Annual report for 2023 celebrates ACB’s 20th anniversary

2023 was a special year for the ACB, as it marked the twentieth anniversary since our organisation came into being, initially in response to the emergence of genetically modified organisms and the attendant biosafety issues in food and agriculture.  As the organisation grew, our focus broadened to include a host of interconnected issues affecting food […]

L’augmentation de la consommation d’UPF aggrave les crises de la biodiversité, du climat et de la...

Lire les fiches d’information 8 et 9 ici. Cliquez ici pour lire les fiches d’information 1-5. Click here to read in English Dans les fiches d’information 6 et 7 de la série sur les aliments ultra-transformés (UPF) en Afrique, nous discutons de l’impact des UPF sur la santé et le fonctionnement écologiques, et des crises interconnectées […]

ACB’s legacy podcast: celebrating 20 years of resistance against GMOs in Africa

This legacy series provides an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the past two decades of ACB’s advocacy and activism, with a particular focus on resisting the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into our agricultural and food systems in Africa.  Our first podcast in the series is hosted by ACB Research and Advocacy Officer […]

GMOs: two decades of laying out the facts

Even though first-generation genetically modified (GM) agricultural crops have faced significant setbacks and outright failures over the last two decades, a new push for second-generation GM crops has emerged. Despite the destructive role of industrial agricultural expansion in biodiversity loss and human health, we are seeing a resurgence in its momentum, with false solutions such […]

Expansion of gene drive mosquito projects in Africa  

International and national biosafety regulations are urgently needed, including the right to say no By Sabrina Masinjila, African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) research and advocacy officer Masinjila can be seen making a statement on behalf of the Convention of Biological Diversity Alliance (CBDA), calling for Parties to support the ongoing work of the Multidisciplinary Ad […]

Reviving use of local seeds in African farming

African Centre for Biodiversity’s executive director Mariam Mayet is featured on a SciDev podcast, Africa Science Focus, speaking about the importance of supporting and revitalising of farmer seed systems in Africa. Listen to the podcast here. Header Image Credit: ©2019 CIAT/Georgina Smith on Flickr

Rising ultra-processed food consumption deepens Africa’s biodiversity, climate and pollution crises 

A series by the African Centre for Biodiversity See below for factsheets 6-9 Click here for factsheets 1-5 Pour lire les fiches en français, cliquez ici In this 6th factsheet in the series on ultra-processed food (UPF) in Africa, we briefly discuss how UPF is impacting ecological health and functioning, and driving the interconnected biodiversity, […]

Les aliments ultra-transformés en Afrique

Implications pour une transition agroécologique juste des systèmes alimentaires et agricoles Une série du Centre africain pour la biodiversité (Click here to read in English) Les fiches d’information 6 et 7 sont maintenant disponibles ! Dans cette série d’articles sur les aliments ultra-transformés (UPF) sur le continent africain, nous examinons les effets de l’évolution des […]