‘The Last Seed,’ a documentary film produced by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in association with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Biowatch, and Participatory Ecological Land Use, Management (PELUM) Tanzania, features ACB’s ED Mariam Mayet as one of the key voices advocating for seed sovereignty on the African continent. Through the lived experiences of African small-scale food producers and scientific and political expertise advocating for seed sovereignty, the film outlines the far-reaching consequences of corporate greed on farmer seed; and helps us reflect on the vital importance of seed and the need to protect and support farmer managed seed systems.

Behind the scenes

The Last Seed, South Africa Premier and Event

Mariam Mayet was one of the experts, alongside food and seed sovereignty activists and small-scale food producers discussing farmer managed seed systems (FMSS) as well as the threats they face – at the long-awaited premier in South Africa of ‘The Last Seed’, organised by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in cooperation with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), which took place on the 2 May 2023 in Cape Town.

For more information about the film, visit https://www.thelastseed.org/