Heidi Chow

Heidi Chow

Role

Senior campaigns manager

Biography

Heidi leads Global Justice Now’s pharmceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world. She has previously led and won the campaign to challenge the UK government's support for the New Alliance - an aid scheme that benefited corporations at the expense of Africa's small farmers. She has played an active role in the global movement for food sovereignty and in the development of the People's Food Policy. She has also campaigned on a range of economic justice 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

Food sovereignty: it just makes sense


16 October 2015

Today on world food day, I’m thinking about Madam Rebecca and Madam Stella who I met in Ghana earlier this year. Two inspirational women from the expanding food sovereignty network, the Rural Women Farmers Association of Ghana.

Ghana’s seeds under attack from G7 initiative


15 May 2015

As I travelled around Ghana this last couple of weeks, I met many farmers and communities who echoed sentiments around seeds and the paramount role that seeds play for farmers and their communities.  But this is all under threat by a proposed bill – dubbed the ‘Monsanto Law'.

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.

 

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