VOICES FROM AFRICA
AFRICAN FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPEAK OUT
    AGAINST A NEW GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA


        ...
VOICES FROM AFRICA
AFRICAN FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPEAK OUT
AGAINST A NEW GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA

edited by Anu...
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE:
Promoting Genetic Engineering in Africa: Who Stands to Benefit?

     Africa’s W...
PART THREE:
Turning the Tide Against GE in Africa

      Are New Technologies an Answer to the Needs of Small-Scale Farmer...
Introduction




Conveying a False Sense of Need




                                  AGRA: Main Driver for a New Green
 ...
AGRA: An African-led Green
Revolution?




                             VOICES FROM AFRICA
Lack of Accountability, Transparency,
                                        and Stakeholder Involvement




We have enga...
‘Land Mobility’: AGRA’s Goal and
Vision of Success




                 VOICES FROM AFRICA
AGRA Ignores Structural Causes of
                    Agricultural Productivity Decline and
Business as Usual   Hunger & P...
Market Access Equals the Pathway Out
of Poverty?




                 VOICES FROM AFRICA
African Opposition   Sources




                               VOICES FROM AFRICA
A Statement by Friends of the Earth—Africa at the Annual
General Meeting held at Accra, Ghana, 7-11 July 2008




        ...
Part One:
Promoting Genetic Engineering in Africa:
Who Stands to Benefit?




                                           VO...
Africa’s Wealth of Seed Diversity and Farmer Knowledge Under
Threat from the Gates/Rockefeller “Green Revolution” Initiati...
GMOs Do Not Address the Needs or Concerns
of African Farmers




                                            VOICES FROM A...
VOICES FROM AFRICA
The New Green Revolution in Africa: A Trojan Horse for GMOs




                               The New Green Revolution fo...
Monsanto’s Seed of Hope Campaign




Alliance For a Green Revolution in
Africa




                                       ...
GM Cotton in the Makhathini Flats:
Exacerbating a Flawed Development
Paradigm




                                     VOI...
AGRA – A Blunt Philanthropic Arrow




  GM Cassava Fails in Africa




                                     VOICES FROM A...
VOICES FROM AFRICA
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?




                                             VOICES FROM AFRICA
The Introduction of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa




                                Promoting A 21st Century Afric...
Solving Hunger Through GM Food Aid
                                     Alternatives to GM Food Aid




                  ...
The Push for GM Crops and Bt Cotton
                              in Western Africa




Continued Pressure from the
Donor ...
The Way Forward




                  VOICES FROM AFRICA
African Food Sovereignty or AGRA




                                   VOICES FROM AFRICA
VOICES FROM AFRICA
Thika Declaration on GMOs




                            VOICES FROM AFRICA
Editorial: How Safe are GM Foods?




                                    VOICES FROM AFRICA
Statement by Civil Society on Biotech ECOWAS Conference




We Denounce and We Reject:




We Demand:




Signed:




    ...
Part Three:
Turning the Tide Against GE in Africa




                                        VOICES FROM AFRICA
Are New Technologies an Answer to the Needs of
Small-Scale Farmers?




                                             VOICE...
VOICES FROM AFRICA
What Kind of Aid Does Africa Need?
Not Dumping of Food or Industrial Agriculture




                                     ...
VOICES FROM AFRICA
Twelve Reasons for Africa to Reject GM Crops


                                    GM Crops Will Foster Dependence
       ...
GM Crops Will Increase the
Use of Chemicals

                             GM Crops Threaten Organic and
                  ...
GM Crops will Not Reduce                What Is To Be Done?
Hunger in Africa




GM Crops Will Not Resolve Problems
with P...
Hands Off Our Food!




                      VOICES FROM AFRICA
African Communities Must Have the Right to Reject GMOs




                              The participants recommend that:
...
Resources




            VOICES FROM AFRICA
MEMBERSHIP/TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION:




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A report against a new green revolution in africa

  1. 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. 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. 3. Acknowledgements
  4. 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. 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. 6. Introduction Conveying a False Sense of Need AGRA: Main Driver for a New Green Revolution for Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  7. 7. AGRA: An African-led Green Revolution? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  8. 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. 9. ‘Land Mobility’: AGRA’s Goal and Vision of Success VOICES FROM AFRICA
  10. 10. AGRA Ignores Structural Causes of Agricultural Productivity Decline and Business as Usual Hunger & Poverty in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  11. 11. Market Access Equals the Pathway Out of Poverty? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  12. 12. African Opposition Sources VOICES FROM AFRICA
  13. 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. 14. Part One: Promoting Genetic Engineering in Africa: Who Stands to Benefit? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  15. 15. Africa’s Wealth of Seed Diversity and Farmer Knowledge Under Threat from the Gates/Rockefeller “Green Revolution” Initiative VOICES FROM AFRICA
  16. 16. GMOs Do Not Address the Needs or Concerns of African Farmers VOICES FROM AFRICA
  17. 17. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  18. 18. The New Green Revolution in Africa: A Trojan Horse for GMOs The New Green Revolution for Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  19. 19. Monsanto’s Seed of Hope Campaign Alliance For a Green Revolution in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  20. 20. GM Cotton in the Makhathini Flats: Exacerbating a Flawed Development Paradigm VOICES FROM AFRICA
  21. 21. AGRA – A Blunt Philanthropic Arrow GM Cassava Fails in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  22. 22. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  23. 23. PART TWO: Twisting Arms: Efforts to Convert Africa to GE Meet with Civil Society and Farmer Resistance VOICES FROM AFRICA
  24. 24. Is Africa Being Bullied into Growing GM Crops? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  25. 25. The Introduction of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa Promoting A 21st Century African Green Revolution VOICES FROM AFRICA
  26. 26. Solving Hunger Through GM Food Aid Alternatives to GM Food Aid VOICES FROM AFRICA
  27. 27. The Push for GM Crops and Bt Cotton in Western Africa Continued Pressure from the Donor Countries VOICES FROM AFRICA
  28. 28. The Way Forward VOICES FROM AFRICA
  29. 29. African Food Sovereignty or AGRA VOICES FROM AFRICA
  30. 30. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  31. 31. Thika Declaration on GMOs VOICES FROM AFRICA
  32. 32. Editorial: How Safe are GM Foods? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  33. 33. Statement by Civil Society on Biotech ECOWAS Conference We Denounce and We Reject: We Demand: Signed: VOICES FROM AFRICA
  34. 34. Part Three: Turning the Tide Against GE in Africa VOICES FROM AFRICA
  35. 35. Are New Technologies an Answer to the Needs of Small-Scale Farmers? VOICES FROM AFRICA
  36. 36. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  37. 37. What Kind of Aid Does Africa Need? Not Dumping of Food or Industrial Agriculture VOICES FROM AFRICA
  38. 38. VOICES FROM AFRICA
  39. 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. 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. 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. 42. Hands Off Our Food! VOICES FROM AFRICA
  43. 43. African Communities Must Have the Right to Reject GMOs The participants recommend that: VOICES FROM AFRICA
  44. 44. Resources VOICES FROM AFRICA
  45. 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

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