Heidi Chow

Heidi Chow

Role

Senior campaigns manaher

Biography

Heidi works on Global Justice Now’s agribusiness campaign to challenge the corporate take-over of Africa’s food systems as well as supporting the global movement for food sovereignty. Heidi has previously campaigned on issues such as food speculation, Europe’s bilateral trade deals, the World Trade Organisation and stopping RBS’s unethical investments. 

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Latest posts

The fight for seed freedom


23 March 2015

Today US AID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting an invite-only, secret meeting with aid donors and big seed companies to discuss a strategy to make it easier for seed companies to sell patented ‘improved’ seeds in Africa. However this agenda will increase corporate control over seeds, benefitting big companies at the expense of small farmers in Africa.   

Fighting for Food Sovereignty


15 January 2015

Over the last few years I have travelled to a number of countries including Ethiopia, Venezuela and Indonesia to meet activists from around the world who are fighting for food sovereignty.

It’s world food day, so let’s remember the small-scale farmers that feed most of the world


16 October 2014

All over the world small-scale food producers are growing food sustainably for their local communities in spite of the threats thrown at them by the world’s elite and powerful. 

Infrastructure – who benefits?


26 June 2014

Today, investment from multinational companies and aid money from rich countries are joining forces once more to extract Africa's wealth. Colonial history repeating? Find out more in Heidi's blog.

 

World Trade Organisation's latest attempt to defuse resistance


27 January 2010

Earlier this week, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced a new programme to support teaching on trade policy and ‘WTO-related matters’ in universities in developing countries. This programme would fund teaching, research and outreach on trade issues à la WTO.

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