Paper: Farmers’ Seed Sovereignty is under threat

Paper: Farmers’ Seed Sovereignty is under threat

The example of Tanzania | Written by Abdallah Ramadhani Mkindi, Coordinator of TABIO | May 2015 There are concerns with regards to the government’s proposals to revise seed legislation. Moreover, seed sovereignty in Tanzania can only be achieved if smallholder farmers, who provide over 80 per cent of the country’s seed requirements, are placed at the centre of decisions on seed systems and policies.

Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

... and their systemic implications | Presented by Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI | May 2015 A paper presented by Ambassador Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI during the conference on mega-trading blocs and the failure of African trade organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 26-27 May 2015. The paper gives an ov ...

Conference: Who controls the seed?

Conference: Who controls the seed?

In the name of food security, international politics is increasingly paving the way for seeds to come under the control of ever fewer agro and food industry actors. However, only the hands of the many can maintain and further develop the seed diversity that global food sovereignty requires. In the run-up to the G7 meeting in June 2015, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the German NGO Forum Environment & Development wil ...

The heritage of Mwalimu: Launch of the Nyerere Resource Centre

The heritage of Mwalimu: Launch of the Nyerere Resource Centre

Former President Benjamin William Mkapa has officially launched the highly anticipated Mwalimu Nyerere Resource Centre at the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) in Dar es Salaam. The driver behind the centre is the international well-know lawyer and researcher Prof. Issa Shivji. Since several years Prof. Shivji is member of a team writing a new political biography of the Julius Kambarage Nyerere.

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