News and Updates
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. With its fresh new design and expanded content, the new site has several easy to use drop down menus with updated information about our work and our publications and information resources. We are still busy populating the site with information, documents and photographs, so please visit regularly.
"Strengthening support for small farmer-led seed systems: Knowledge exchange, collaboration and innovation between formal and informal seed systems” was the title of the two-day seminar organised by the Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI), which took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa 4-5 September 2014.
Small-holder farmers in Pongola, KZN, joined the international March Against Monsanto on 24 May 2014, adding their voices to the call for a permanent boycott of genetically engineered seed, food and other harmful agro-chemicals. In their fight to save their natural seeds and traditional farming practices, these farmers have refused government "gifts" of GM seed.
Events and Workshops
11 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014
Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the 41st session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS)
19 Jun 2014
Biowatch Workshop: Seed Sovereignty and Agro-ecology
01 Jun 2014 - 07 Jun 2014
14th ISE Congress
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Biowatch Annual Report 2013/2014
Landmark Victory for Justice
Securing Farmers' Rights and Seed Sovereignty in SA