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Regulator’s blind eye of Corteva’s toxic spread: 2,4-D GM maize and agrarian extractivism in Sout...

It is incontestable that 2,4-D is extremely toxic for the environment and human health, as numerously raised and resisted by civil society for more than a decade. However, a succession of South African regulators over the years have failed to stop 2,4-D from entering our agricultural and food system, in a global context where many […]

Genome editing: new wave of false corporate solutions for Africa’s food systems. Forewarnings of ...

(Por favor clique aqui para Português) (Veuillez cliquer ici pour le français) African food sovereignty movement’s victory over, and continued resistance against, the biotech industry Despite two decades of biotech industry-backed lobbying, funding, relentless propaganda and backroom deals, supported by neo-colonial philanthropy-capitalists, such as Bill Gates; this machinery has very little to show. Only 2.9 […]

Objection to commodity clearance of Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA GM soybean DAS-814419-2 x DAS-44406-6

Despite the grave warnings of the COVID 19 pandemic and the increased need to de-colonise and de-corporatise our food systems and shift towards sovereignty, there continues to be an increase in the applications for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) of the 2,4-D variety, for introduction into the South African farming and food system. This trend is […]

Multiple shocks, agribusiness feudalism and the monopolisation of peasant territories: a view fro...

Por favor, haga clic aquí para el español This is the fourth of six publications in the ACB’s multiple shocks in Africa series: ecological crisis, capitalist nature & decolonisation for human and ecological liberation. Given our internationalist commitment, Multiple shocks, agribusiness feudalism and the monopolisation of peasant territories: a view from Ecuador on agrobiodiversity and […]

Reflections on the Regional Dialogue on African Food Systems, at the Seventh Session of the Afric...

On 4 March 2021, a Regional Dialogue on African Food Systems took place at the Seventh Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This is the African Centre for Biodiversity’s response to the event. From reading the background document issued to frame the dialogue topics and participants in […]

The next neocolonial gold rush? African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say

On Tuesday March 9, the managing editor of U.S. Right to Know, Stacy Malkan published an article: The next neocolonial gold rush? African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say. This article references the African Centre for Biodiversity’s reaction to the Regional Dialogue on African Food Systems, which took place at the Seventh […]

SAN Petition to Stop ReconAfrica’s Drilling operations in the Okavango

Indigenous Peoples and Africans are under threat from Recon Africa and Big Oil and Gas Development Permits have been issued to prospect, drill and ultimately extract oil and gas over 8.75 million acres of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia and Botswana extending to the south eastern banks of the Okavango River and Okavango Delta. The […]

Tanzania cancels GMO trials again: Urgent need to uphold ban, disrupt false solutions and neo-col...

In a totally unexpected move, the newly appointed Tanzania Agricultural Minister, Prof Adolf Mkenda, in mid-January 2021 announced the cancellation of research trials involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country and the decision to put in place extra biosafety scrutiny of imported genetically modified (GM) seed. The decision was taken by the Minister in […]

End of 2020 wishes from the ACB

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson​ Dear ACB Friends and Family, As this unimaginable year […]


We are pleased to present the third discussion paper in our “Multiple Shocks in Africa Series”. Africa is being hit by multiple shocks: COVID-19, locust plagues sweeping across many African countries, droughts and cyclones, fall armyworms (FAW) marching their way through millions of hectares of maize fields, and the already felt impact of the climate […]