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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.

>>> Find out why

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

>>> Find out how

Stand with small-scale farmers in Nigeria

Resist the corporate land grab by Dominion Farms - tell their CEO to pull out

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Join the Twitterstorm and tell the Gates Foundation to stop funnelling money into the corporate takeover of Africa’s food.

Latest posts

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

Fast food and the movement for food sovereignty


14 April 2015

When you think of food sovereignty your mind often gets drawn to the rural; small-scale farmers, community gardens, allotments and ecological growing practices. All this is true. But if we in the post industrialised UK are ever to achieve food sovereignty we also need decent livelihoods as part of decent food systems in our cities.

Genetically engineered trees: a new threat in Brazil


31 March 2015

On 9 April, Brazil may approve the commercial planting of eucalyptus trees that have been genetically engineered (GE) to grow faster. This would be a major problem for Brazil’s environment, especially its forests, and for local communities and indigenous peoples.

Latest news

Food sovereignty activists protest a secret elite meeting being held in London convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Despite international trade rules being rigged in favour of industrial agriculture, small scale farmers are the key to addressing food issues across African countries, according to our new report.

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From the roots up - How agroecology can feed Africa

March 2015

Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Perhaps "It’s a nice idea, when you can afford it" sums up the approach of many people. But extending these principles of production to the whole food system? It just doesn’t seem practical. There are an awful lot of people to feed in the world and, if you’re hungry, you don’t care much about the niceties of how the food was produced.

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The Dominion Farms’ land grab in Nigeria

January 2015

Farmers in Nigeria’s Taraba State are being forced off lands that they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 30,000 ha rice plantation. The project is backed by the Nigerian government and the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.

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Stop the corporate takeover of African food

October 2014

Leaflet: The UK government is helping corporations take over African agriculture in the name of tackling hunger. This will help big business make vast profits, while small scale
farmers risk losing control of their land, livelihoods and ability to feed themselves and their communities.