Africa-US Seed Sovereignty Strategy Meeting
TUES APRIL 4*, 2023 via Zoom
9am PST/12pmEST/4pm Senegal/6pm Zambia/7pm Kenya
The session will last 1.5 hours.
You are invited to the 2nd part of our series* to strengthen our solidarity with African Food Sovereignty Movements, and to build transnational strategies to defend and promote native seeds.
Co-Chairs of AFSA Seed Working Group:
Leonida Odongo, Haki Nawiri Afrika, Kenya
Frances Davies, Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB)
Members of the Seed Working Group and staff of Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) will give a report on their plans for 2023, including the goal of organizing a continental campaign for seed sovereignty. The US food sovereignty movement has a role to play in countering the aggressive push for seed privatization on the continent by USAID, AGRA (formerly known as Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) and the Gates Foundation, and defending native seeds and agroecology everywhere. Thus, we aim to host a conversation with US activists aiming to work together transnationally with our African counterparts.
This meeting is co-hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch & US Food Sovereignty Alliance.
*The first part was the Report-back on Feb. 1 about AFSA's Africa Food Systems Conference in Cameroon, by Malik Yakini and Heather Day. Find the recording on CAGJ's YouTube.
Photo: Members of Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch and US Food Sovereignty Alliance with Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, at AFSA conference in Senegal in 2018