African Farmers Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange

Originally published by Earth First! Journal In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of intellectual property rights…. Read More

Spike in Sesame Farming Poses Threat to Tanzania’s Natural Forests

Trees in Tanzania’s southeast region are being burned down, sometimes illegally, to make way for sesame farms. In one small village with a thriving community-owned forest project, sesame cultivation has become the leading cause of deforestation. The particularly… Read More

World Bank Put On Notice: Do Not Jeopardizes Farmers’ Right to Seeds, Food Security

Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics from around the world denounce the Bank’s scheme to hijack farmers’ right to seeds, attack on food… Read More