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The elephant in the drought crisis room


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.

Celebrating good, nutritious food on World Food Day


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.

Putting food back on the table


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.

Farmers and Biowatch say no to GMOs and prepare to march against Monsanto


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.

Biowatch and rural KZN farmers go to Parliament to contest proposed seed Bills


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.