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Greenpeace intercepts fish oil tanker as dramatic industry expansion threatens livelihoods in West Africa

October 2021

Dakar, Senegal, 7 October 2021 – Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in the English Channel have intercepted a tanker transporting fish oil taken from West Africa, as an…

Open letter to the Ministry of Agriculture

September 2021

Following chemical control operations against locust infestation in Kenya in March 2021, Greenpeace Africa (GPAF) carried out an environmental sampling and analysis between March and April 2021 to identify the…

Greenpeace Africa demands Truthfulness in the Pesticides Conversation in Kenya.

August 2021

"Kenyan farmers deserve to know the truth about pesticides. The associations championing the use of pesticides have misled our farmers, who deserve the truth about toxic pesticides’’.

Agricultural policies in Kenya have been designed to oppress farmers and profit multinational corporations

June 2021

Smallholder farmers produce 75% of the food consumed in Kenya today. Yet the Kenyan government is facilitating their exploitation and oppression by Multinational Corporations through draconian agricultural laws. Quite contradictory…

Harmful Chemicals Undermine the Right to Safe Food

June 2021

On Monday the 7th of June 2021, the world commemorated World Food Safety Day, a day keen on bringing attention and inspiring action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne…

World Food Safety Day: Desert Locusts Control Strategies Compromising Food Safety

June 2021

Ahead of the World Food Safety Day, Greenpeace Africa is urging the Ministry of Agriculture to prioritise the safety of the food consumed by Kenyans.

The polluted lakes of Kenya

April 2021

Water, a source of life, is slowly becoming the source of multiple illnesses and death in Kenya. This has been attributed to the excessive pollution of natural water resources such…

Deadly Pesticide Used in Kenya Despite Warnings Over Ineffective Safety Measures: Greenpeace

March 2021

Investigations by Greenpeace’s UK journalism unit, Unearthed, and Swiss NGO, Public Eye reveals how global pesticide giant Syngenta – and its predecessor companies (ICI and Zeneca) – has known for…

Greenpeace Africa calls on The Gambian government to stop land grabbing and fishmeal/oil factories' expansion

March 2021

Gunjur, The Gambia, 18 March 2021– A Chinese fishmeal factory named Golden Lead based in Gunjur, The Gambia, has recently expanded their factory by grabbing land from women growing vegetables.

Cutting The Hand That Feeds: Kenya’s Government Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

October 2020

Kenya’s government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya's agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth…

Ecological farming will address food insecurity, not GMOs

September 2020

While I agree that sustainable food production is a key pillar in achieving the Big Four Agenda, it is certainly not pegged on lifting the ban on genetically modified organisms…

Harnessing Solidarity and Meaningful Engagement to Address Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2020

COVID-19 and the recurrent extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis have exposed the underlying weaknesses in Kenya’s food system. This has renewed calls for policy adjustments to enable…

Toxins in Our Food: Our Ask For a Ban on Toxic Pesticides

August 2020

What does toxic pesticides in the food mean for Kenyans? Asks Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Claire Nasike

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

HOW TO GUIDE 5: Seed sovereignty and saving

July 2020

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to…

HOW TO GUIDE 4: Water conservation

July 2020

This how-to guide deals with methods to increase the amount of water stored in the soil profile by trapping or holding rain where it falls, or where there is some…

HOW TO GUIDE 3: Managing Weeds, Pest, & Diseases

June 2020

This how to guide on pests, diseases and weed management will enable you to

Collectively We Can Secure Kenya’s Food System

June 2020

In Kenya’s agricultural landscape, small-holder farmers make up 70% of the farming population and account for 75% of national food production. The agricultural outputs contribute 31.5% of the GDP and…

How To Guide 2: Ensuring Healthy Soil for High Yields

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

COVID-19 Lessons Call For Sharing and Learning to Co-create a Lasting Future

June 2020

Kenyans have stepped up for over two months now and taken bold actions in the face of COVID-19 crisis. Many have woken up to the reality that we have been…

How To Guide 1: Ecological Farming - definition, principles and benefits.

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

“A chance for the ocean to recover”: on World Oceans Day, Senegal takes critical decisions

June 2020

Dakar, 8 June, 2020 – On World Oceans Day, Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries rejected the licensing requests for 52 foreign new industrial fishing vessels. The decision follows weeks of campaigning…

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Greenpeace Applauds High Court Decision to Halt Maize Imports

May 2020

Nairobi, 12 May 2020 – The High Court has suspended the government’s plan to import four million bags of maize to avert a possible food crisis after the decision was…

Greenpeace Africa to Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries, Mr. Alioune Ndoye: licensing new fishing vessels is an onslaught against fish stocks and artisanal sector

April 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 23 April 2020. The Senegalese Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy has approached the consultative committee for fishing licences attribution (CCAL) to issue 54 licenses to vessels of…

Kenyans face growing threat of flash floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

20 April 2020, Nairobi — Floods are back in Kenya and households have been displaced over the last several days, adding to the threats posed by a new swarm of…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Munya to Prioritise Farmers Amid Pandemic

April 2020

Nairobi, 8 April 2020 –  The Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya recently allowed processors to import four million bags of maize to beat a looming deficit.  He further stated that…

Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: Coordinated Efforts Needed to Continue the Fight Against Locusts

March 2020

Nairobi, 24 March 2020 –  Responding to reports that Kenya’s government has abandoned the fight against locusts which are still ravaging many parts of the country, Greenpeace Africa’s Food Campaigner,…

Government’s Plan to Import Maize, a Slap on the Face for Local Farmers

March 2020

Nairobi, 13 March 2020-  The Strategic Food Reserve Oversight Board (SFR) has issued an advisory for the importation of 2 million bags of white maize before May to curb a…

Global call on International Women’s Day: Stop fishmeal and fish oil factories!

March 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 8 March 2020 – On International Women’s Day, opinion leading women and activists from the continent and Greenpeace Africa, stand united with a rapidly growing movement of female…

Kenyans Sleeping Hungry While Food is Rotting: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 22 January 2020 – Kenya has been ranked at position 86 out of 117 countries in a Global Hunger Index Report.  This puts Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in…

Greenpeace Hopes for More Accountability and Transparency In the Agriculture Sector

January 2020

Nairobi, 16 January 2020- Responding to the cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “The appointment of Hon. John Munya as the…

Locust invasion requires ecological solution: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 7 January 2019 – Responding to the news of locust invasions in Kenya , Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “It is commendable that the…

Support the petition to ban harmful pesticides to safeguard our health and environment

November 2019

Increasingly, many Kenyan families have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer or know someone who has succumbed to the illness.  In 2019, we have seen several prominent…

World Food Day 2019: Activists Deliver a Statement to Prof Boga Demanding A Ban on Harmful Chemicals in Kenya’s Food

October 2019

Makueni, 16th October 2019 –  Activists from Greenpeace Africa and Smallholder farmers from Makueni county brought the world food day celebrations to a stand still when they delivered a statement…

Maintain the GMO Ban to Safeguard Kenya's Food System: Greenpeace

October 2019

Nairobi, 4 October 2019 – Responding to the news that Kenya is closer to commercialising the Genetically Modified (GMO) cotton (Bt Cotton), Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike…

Greenpeace appalled by the revelations of infected maize

September 2019

Nairobi, 6th September 2019: A report by the Auditor General has revealed that the  Kenya Seed Company stocked different varieties of Maize infected with the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease amounting…

IPCC report reveals tough land-use choices needed to stem climate crisis

August 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 August 2019 – Protecting and restoring forests and urgently revamping the global food system through dietary change are the key solutions to the escalating land and…

The government must support ecological agriculture. Here’s why.

August 2019

Over the past years, Africa’s population has more than doubled, while available arable land has only increased by approximately 10%. To meet the growing food demand, vast stretches of land…

Journey with me to learn more about ecological agriculture

July 2019

I took a trip to Cameroon late last year to visit communities that practice Ecological Agriculture. My motivation was to listen: why it is important, how to start an ecological…

Meat Laced with Lethal Chemicals Exposes a Broken Food System

July 2019

Nairobi, 16 July 2019: In response to the expose by NTV  revealing that meat sold in local markets is laced with dangerous chemicals to make it look fresh for longer,…

Smallholder Farmers Must Be at The Centre of Kenya’s Proposed Agriculture Master Plan: Greenpeace

May 2019

Nairobi, 21 May 2019 – The government of Kenya has come up with radical plans to revive its agriculture sector, including a possible shift to genetically modified organisms technology. The…

Using Zai pits to harvest scanty rain water

May 2019

The 2019 March to May long rains have been scanty, unreliable and inconsistent. In Ikombe, Machakos county, Muthama; a seasoned farmer, embarked on early planting of kidney beans in order…

Climate change takes its toll on Mozambique

April 2019

Johannesburg, 25 April 2019 — Barely a month after Tropical Cyclone Idai’s arrival, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on Mozambique on 25 April 2019. In response, Njeri Kabeberi, Executive Director…

Tropical Cyclone Idai and the African Spirit

March 2019

I phone my sister in Beira. Each time I call, the ringing seems to continue for longer and longer. Each time she picks up, the relief is the same. I…

Proposed Crop Bill Puts Profit Over Farmers and the Environment

March 2019

Nairobi, 29 March 2019 – Responding to the news that it will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a proposed crop bill becomes law,  Renee Olende, Greenpeace…

Address Food Chain Inadequacies to Ensure Food Security in Kenya - Greenpeace Africa

March 2019

Nairobi, 19 March 2019 –  Following reports that several people have died of hunger in Baringo and Turkana Counties, while thousands of others face starvation due to the ongoing drought…

Greenpeace Africa calls for the promotion of traditional farming to reduce dependence of food imports

February 2019

In response to news that the government of Cameroon has lost over 9 000 billion FCFA from importing rice, corn, sugar and fish, Greenpeace Africa Forest Campaigner, Sylvie Djacbou, has…

Greenpeace: Embrace Organic Techniques to Control The Fall Armyworm

January 2019

Nairobi, 25 January  2019 – The Ministry of Agriculture has warned of a recurrence of the fall armyworm in the North Rift Region of Kenya. Responding to this news, Greenpeace…

Growing Food Sovereignty and Climate Resilience

November 2018

Food production using ecological farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water and climate, promotes biodiversity, and does not contaminate the environment with…

Greenpeace Africa tasks Cameroonian government to improve accountability in the agricultural sector

October 2018

In response to news that over 18 billion frs CFA has been mismanaged from the Rice-Corn-Cassava programme, Greenpeace Africa forest Campaigner, Sylvie Djacbou has said: “It is distressful that over…