South Africa’s new seed and PVP Acts undermine farmers’ rights and entrench corporate capture, control and domination

Original Press Release from the African Centre for Biodiversity The Plant Improvement Act (PIA) and the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act (PBR) were approved by the South African Parliament in October 2018, and were ratified this past March by President Ramaphosa, reinforcing traditions of “historically unequal seed, agricultural and food systems, and strengthens the power of […]