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Corporate capture of African agriculture

Since 2000, 422 large-scale land acquisitions totalling 10 million hectares – almost the size of the United Kingdom – have controversially been concluded between African …

The Gambia: Seeking an agrarian nirvana

2014, the African Union’s “Year of Agriculture and Food Security” may have passed to little or no pomp and its effectiveness is yet to be …

Ghana’s battle for seed sovereignty

Whoever controls the seed controls the entire food chain. If Ghana’s Plant Breeders Bill passes, small-scale farmers’ rights over this essential resource could go straight …

FARA: Innovation for social good

Rolling out proven technology and using ICT to link farmers, researchers and extension workers is at the core of FARA’s mission. Fara is the apex …

Does Uganda really need GMOs?

With its lush green forests, fertile soils, abundant rainfall and a surfeit of other sources of water, does Uganda really need GMOs? This is the …

Nutrition in Africa: New colonialism?

A number of local African civil society organisations, including the African Centre for Biosafety and Biowatch South Africa, also vehemently oppose the G8NA. The two …