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The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 12, 2015

This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power...

From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | January 22, 2015

2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing...

Is FAO opening a window for ecological farming?

Blog entry by Monique Mikhail | September 25, 2014

It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. It was the first FAO event on agroecology in...

The New Scramble for Africa

Blog entry by Susan Nakacwa | July 15, 2014

Who should control African agriculture? That’s the fundamental question underlying the World Development Movement’s (WDM) latest set of infographics . They show how we’re experiencing a corporate takeover of Africa’s agricultural...

AGRA: helping African farmers, or helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | September 6, 2013

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

Let's Have Healthy Food for All Africa's People

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | August 27, 2013

When I think about farming in Africa, one of our major goals is to see local farmers being able to grow safe and healthy food in balance with nature. Greenpeace calls it ecological farming , and it would not only feed Africa’s...

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