Seed is under attack. A small handful of the largest seed and agrochemical corporations in the world are working to strip farmers of their right to grow, save, sell, and exchange seed. Why? Because local, indigenous seeds are a threat to their monopolistic control of our global food systems. But across the continent, groups are fighting to reclaim the power of seed — to keep seed in the hands of the MANY, not the FEW. Next Saturday, June 26, we will have the opportunity to hear directly from those on the frontlines of this fight including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Join us for SEED IS POWER, a digital rally in honor of African seed, hosted by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). In this day-long rally we will experience the poetry, stories, discussions, art and short films in celebration of seed, and unite against the corporatization of our food systems.
AFSA Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity • FIAN International • FIAN Zambia • ESAFF Headquarters Fahamu • GRAIN Friends of the Earth U.S. • FoE Africa • PELUM Kenya Association • Association Tunisienne de Permaculture – Groupe Informel • Original Association Tunisienne de Permaculture • TrustAfrica Seed Savers Network, Kenya • Gullah/Geechee Nation • Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture Programme• SCOPE Zambia a member of Rescope Programme NET • Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture: WANDA • Africans Rising • Black Power Media • Indigenous Food Revolutionary Landworkers’ Alliance • Greensgrow Farms • BIBA Kenya • IRPAD Afrique