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Africa is producing more and more food. Why is hunger rising?

Huge corporations are scrambling to take control of Africa’s food at the expense of the small-scale farmers who feed most of the continent.

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Small-scale farmers are fighting to win back control

Via the international movement for food sovereignty, small-scale farmers are fighting to keep control of their land and seeds, produce food sustainably and prioritise food for local populations over exports

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Fighting for seeds and soil: a film

29 May 2016

“The chemical based model of farming drains income because you have to buy seeds and buy fertilisers, to buy insecticide and buy pesticide. Organic farming is a lot more successful [and I don’t have] to buy from the shop.”

How to 'rebrand' Monsanto to expose the toxic truth

05 May 2016

If you look at Monsanto’s website you would think that it is an environmental campaign organisation. It sells itself and its products as safe, sustainable and good for farmers.

Five farmer movements fighting corporate power

14 April 2016

This weekend marks April 17. A day to celebrate small scale farmer movements across the world. These movements are all fighting for a model of farming that puts power in their hands, and resisting the fervent expansion of corporations who are increasingly snatching control over larger and larger swathes of land, seeds and soil.

Latest news

A decision on whether or not to reapprove the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was today postponed for the second time. According to the European Greens,  the delay was "following disagreement among representatives of EU governments. A revised proposal by the European Commission to reapprove glyphosate for use in Europe for 9 more years, with almost no restrictions, failed to secure the required majority among EU governments."

The EU pesticides committee is meeting on 18/19 May and is expected to make a final decision on whether or not to relicense glyphosate, a chemical that is found in numerous over-the-counter weed killers. In 2015 the WHO released research that showed the chemical was “probably carcinogenic.”

Aisha Dodwell, a food campaigner with Global Justice Now said:

Activists across the UK are heading to DIY shops and garden centres to re-label bottles of Monsanto’s weed killer ‘Roundup’ with warnings that it contains the chemical glyphosate that the World Health Organisation has said is “probably carcinogenic”. The action is taking place with just over a week before the EU is set to decide on whether or not to relicense the chemical.