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  • 1. VOICES FROM AFRICA AFRICAN FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST A NEW GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA edited by Anuradha Mittal with Melissa Moore
  • 2. VOICES FROM AFRICA AFRICAN FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST A NEW GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA edited by Anuradha Mittal with Melissa Moore
  • 3. Acknowledgements
  • 4. Table of Contents Introduction PART ONE: Promoting Genetic Engineering in Africa: Who Stands to Benefit? Africa’s Wealth of Seed Diversity and Farmer Knowledge Under Threat from the Gates/Rockefeller “Green Revolution” Initiative GMOs Do Not Address the Needs or Concerns of African Farmers The New Green Revolution in Africa: A Trojan Horse for GMOs AGRA—A Blunt Philanthropic Arrow PART TWO: Twisting Arms: Efforts to Convert Africa to GE Meet with Civil Society and Farmer Resistance Is Africa Being Bullied into Growing GM Crops? The Introduction of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa African Food Sovereignty or AGRA? Thika Declaration on GMOs Editorial: How Safe are GM Foods? Statement by Civil Society on Biotech ECOWAS Conference
  • 5. PART THREE: Turning the Tide Against GE in Africa Are New Technologies an Answer to the Needs of Small-Scale Farmers? What Kind of Aid Does Africa Need? Not Dumping of Food or Industrial Agriculture Twelve Reasons for Africa to Reject GM Crops Hands Off Our Food! African Communities Must Have the Right to Reject GMOs Resources
  • 6. Introduction Conveying a False Sense of Need AGRA: Main Driver for a New Green Revolution for Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 7. AGRA: An African-led Green Revolution? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 8. Lack of Accountability, Transparency, and Stakeholder Involvement We have engaged a broad group of internal and external advisors as part of our strategy development process List of reviewers VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 9. ‘Land Mobility’: AGRA’s Goal and Vision of Success VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 10. AGRA Ignores Structural Causes of Agricultural Productivity Decline and Business as Usual Hunger & Poverty in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 11. Market Access Equals the Pathway Out of Poverty? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 12. African Opposition Sources VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 13. A Statement by Friends of the Earth—Africa at the Annual General Meeting held at Accra, Ghana, 7-11 July 2008 VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 14. Part One: Promoting Genetic Engineering in Africa: Who Stands to Benefit? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 15. Africa’s Wealth of Seed Diversity and Farmer Knowledge Under Threat from the Gates/Rockefeller “Green Revolution” Initiative VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 16. GMOs Do Not Address the Needs or Concerns of African Farmers VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 17. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 18. The New Green Revolution in Africa: A Trojan Horse for GMOs The New Green Revolution for Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 19. Monsanto’s Seed of Hope Campaign Alliance For a Green Revolution in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 20. GM Cotton in the Makhathini Flats: Exacerbating a Flawed Development Paradigm VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 21. AGRA – A Blunt Philanthropic Arrow GM Cassava Fails in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 22. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 23. PART TWO: Twisting Arms: Efforts to Convert Africa to GE Meet with Civil Society and Farmer Resistance VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 24. Is Africa Being Bullied into Growing GM Crops? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 25. The Introduction of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa Promoting A 21st Century African Green Revolution VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 26. Solving Hunger Through GM Food Aid Alternatives to GM Food Aid VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 27. The Push for GM Crops and Bt Cotton in Western Africa Continued Pressure from the Donor Countries VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 28. The Way Forward VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 29. African Food Sovereignty or AGRA VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 30. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 31. Thika Declaration on GMOs VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 32. Editorial: How Safe are GM Foods? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 33. Statement by Civil Society on Biotech ECOWAS Conference We Denounce and We Reject: We Demand: Signed: VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 34. Part Three: Turning the Tide Against GE in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 35. Are New Technologies an Answer to the Needs of Small-Scale Farmers? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 36. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 37. What Kind of Aid Does Africa Need? Not Dumping of Food or Industrial Agriculture VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 38. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 39. Twelve Reasons for Africa to Reject GM Crops GM Crops Will Foster Dependence on a Corporate Seed Supply GM Crops will Usher in So-Called Terminator and Traitor Technologies GM Crops will Contaminate Non-GM Crops—Coexistence is Not Possible VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 40. GM Crops Will Increase the Use of Chemicals GM Crops Threaten Organic and Sustainable Farming GM Crops are Patented GM Crops Favor Industrial Agriculture Systems The Biosafety Systems Required are Unrealistic for African Countries VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 41. GM Crops will Not Reduce What Is To Be Done? Hunger in Africa GM Crops Will Not Resolve Problems with Pests GM Crops Will Encourage the Arbitrary Destruction of Biodiversity GM Crops Are a Threat to Human Health VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 42. Hands Off Our Food! VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 43. African Communities Must Have the Right to Reject GMOs The participants recommend that: VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 44. Resources VOICES FROM AFRICA
  • 45. MEMBERSHIP/TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION: r r r r r r r r r YES I WANT TO STAY INFORMED & TAKE ACTION! Please add me to the Reporter listserve: r