AFSA Reports on Meeting in Addis Ababa

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) met in Ethiopia last week to discuss how African farmers can develop strategies to resist corporate control of African agriculture. AFSA’s meeting centered around a workshop titled “Strategy Building Workshop on Food Sovereignty and its Challenges Including AGRA, GMOs, Seed Laws and G8 New Alliance.” According Ben Guri, Chair of AFSA, “The combined effects of these initiatives is to hand over Africa’s food and seed sovereignty to foreign corporations, reducing availability of local plant varieties, weakening Africa’s rich biodiversity and denying millions of farmers the right to breed and share crops needed to feed their families.”

AGRA Watch stands solidarity with the the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa in their efforts to support and maintain local food sovereignty!

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