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Interview: Mariam Mayet on protecting farmers’ crops from GM
June 20th, 2016

Mariam Mayet is the director of the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). In a recent report, ACB turns their attention towards genetic modification of non-commercial ‘orphan crops’ and the way this technology is replacing farmer-managed food systems. In this interview Mariam explains what is wrong with genetic modification of these crops and where the real … Read moreInterview: Mariam Mayet on protecting farmers’ crops from GM

Urban agroecology – a tool for social transformation
June 9th, 2015

Antonio Lattuca is the director of the urban agriculture programme in the city of Rosario, 300 km northwest of Buenos Aires. It began as a response to the 2002 economic crisis in Argentina, building upon existing initiatives that promoted vegetable gardening among families and with schools. It is now one of the most successful urban … Read moreUrban agroecology – a tool for social transformation

Food as a universal right
March 26th, 2010

Olivier De Schutter is the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food. He aims to inform people at the highest political levels about the role that smallholders play in the world’s food production systems. He hopes that this will make decision-makers more sensitive to their needs and rights. Politicians and policy-makers now frequently … Read moreFood as a universal right