News and Updates
Southern Africa is experiencing a bitter season of thirst, hunger and anguish as livestock perish and crops fail. While GRAIN SA is making plans to import shortfalls in key staple foods, the National Agricultural Marketing Council has predicted that an average family food basket could cost 25% more than it did last year, with dire consequences for food security.
Friday 16 October is World Food Day, and small-holder farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal will be showcasing agroecology and sharing their journey towards securing their right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods.
Biowatch and agroecology farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal were featured in the Daily News on Monday 31 August in a full page focus on food security and what can be done to ensure people have enough to eat.
On Saturday 23 May 2015, Biowatch South Africa and rural farmers in northern KZN will join the global March Against Monsanto, saying loudly and clearly: No to GMOs; No to industrial agriculture; No to the corporate control of our seeds and our food.
On Friday, 15 May 2015 Biowatch South Africa, along with representatives of rural northern KwaZulu-Natal farmers, will give oral submissions at the Public Hearings on the recently tabled Plant Breeders' Rights Bill and Plant Improvement Bill. The hearings will take place in Parliament, Cape Town.
Events and Workshops
16 Oct 2015
INVITATION: World Food Day Event
10 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015
Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the 42nd session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS)
08 Sep 2015
Munies Clubhouse, Durban
Biowatch Agroecology Event at CSAP
Landmark Victory for Justice
Securing Farmers' Rights and Seed Sovereignty in SA