Food

Banner

End the support for the corporate takeover of Africa’s food
Take action

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

End support of failed aid projects now

Demand the UK ends its support for the corporate takeover of Africa’s food

Stand with small-scale farmers in Nigeria

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

Say no to the corporate takeover of food

Stand in solidarity with small-scale farmers

Latest posts

Morrisons' Milk For Farmers is PR rather than a fair deal for farmers


13 August 2015

On Sunday, shoppers in Stafford’s Asda store were in for a shock. Seventy farmers marched through the store accompanied by two cows to hold a rally in the dairy aisle. They were there to protest that the milk they produce is being sold for less than a bottle of water by supermarkets.

We’re STILL not convinced by DfID’s support for the New Alliance


07 August 2015

The debate between Global Justice Now and DfID over the contentious New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (New Alliance) seems to be going nowhere fast. Global Justice Now’s latest appeal to DfID to end their support to the New Alliance was met with an underwhelming response via a web statement in which DFID mount a somewhat unconvincing defence.

Debt and despair: how small-scale farmers feel the impact of so-called "responsible investment"


18 June 2015

Revealed: how farmers displaced by a new project in Tanzania complain of receiving inadequate compensation, leaving many in despair.

Latest news

Millions of pounds of UK aid money have been invested in a project in Tanzania which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them into debt and impacting the local environment, according to a new report by The Oakland Institute released today in collaboration with Greenpeace Africa and Global Justice Now.

Take action to #FreeTheSeeds

Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies are today meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. No details or mention of the meeting are publicly available but its existence was leaked by one of its attendees.

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).

Resources

Resource thumbail

Growing evidence against the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

July 2015

Through the G7’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, known as the New Alliance, the Department for International Development (DfID) is using £600 million of aid to facilitate corporate investment in Africa’s food systems. In return for this aid, African countries have had to make changes in their land, seed and trade rules, handing control over to big business at the expense of small-scale farmers.

Film: whoever controls seeds, controls the food system

June 2015

The small-scale farmers' right to store and share seeds, in countries like Ghana, is under threat by the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition - an aid programme supported by the UK.

If you want to download the film (252Mb mp4) you can use this link - you may have to right-click and choose "Save link as"

Resource thumbail

Irresponsible Investment - Agrica's broken development model in Tanzania

June 2015

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.

In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an outgrower model based on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technologies. The investment project receives considerable financial and technical support from various development institutions including the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and USAID.