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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ultra-processed food in Africa

Implications for just agroecological transitions of food and agriculture systems A series by the African Centre for Biodiversity (Cliquez ici pour lire en français) Fact sheet 9 is now released! In this series focusing on ultra-processed food (UPF) on the African continent, we explore the impacts of shifting dietary patterns, with increasing reliance on low-cost, […]

Just transition and adaptation in the food system: national policy dialogue

The National policy dialogue on a just transition and adaptation in the food system took place in Ekurhuleni, from 20-22 September. Organisations representing the labour movement, smallholder farmers, farm workers, labour tenants, informal traders, waste reclaimers, food and land justice organisations, civil society, and policymakers came together to discuss building a coordinated understanding and policy […]

Financialisation, dematerialisation, digitalisation & distancing of Africa’s agriculture

What future for small-scale farmers and their food and seed systems? Following on from part one, The rise of digital agriculture and dispossession in Africa: implications for smallholder farmers, part two looks at how private-sector interests and motives are driving the financialisation of Africa’s food and farming systems. Financialisation is the focus on generation of […]

The rise of digital agriculture and dispossession in Africa: implications for smallholder farmers

In part one in a series of two, consisting of a briefing paper and linked fact sheet, we explore the current status of digital agriculture in Africa and the potential implications its deployment has for smallholder farmers on the continent. We outline three primary areas of concern related to potential inequitable benefits and influence accrued from its deployment; […]

Farm input subsidy programme (FISP) info pamphlet

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. African Centre for […]

FISPs Factsheets: Transitioning out of FISPs

The final factsheet in this series looks at how FISPs should be phased out and replaced with new approaches with long term benefits. Chichewa | English | Nyanja | Portuguese | Sesotho | Setswana | Shona | Siswati | Swahili | Xhosa To read and download all the factsheets in this series, click here.