The problem with the industrial food system
Big corporations are increasing their control over the global food system, at the expense of small-scale farmers. And aid money from the UK is being used to fuel this corporate takeover.
The UK-backed aid scheme, New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is helping big business control more of Africa’s land and seeds
,.In exchange for aid and corporate investment, African countries have to make changes in their laws on seeds and land which take resources away from local producers.
Monsanto is one of the largest seed companies in the world and one of the corporations behind the New Alliance. Its control of seeds and chemicals disempowers small-scale producers globally.
The alternative to corporate control
Small-scale farmers feed 70% of the world’s population. Farmers groups around the world are fighting for food sovereignty - to keep control over land and seeds and to use low-cost, environmentally friendly techniques to feed local communities.