Seed freedom!
A last chance to thwart the great African seed grab

Jehu-Appiah, Ali-Masmadi
Date Written:  2015-07-02
Publisher:  Pambazuka News
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17699

Nineteen African nations meet this week (July 2015) in Arusha, Tanzania, to finalise a 'plant protection' protocol that would open up the continent's seeds to corporate interests, taking away farmers' rights to grow, improve, sell and exchange their traditional seeds, while allowing commercial breeders to make free use of the biodiversity in traditional seeds to sell them back to farmers in 'improved' form.

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