Seed Freedom! A last chance to thwart the great African seed grab

Monday, 29 June 2015
The Ecologist

Nineteen African nations meet in Arusha, Tanzania, to finalise a 'plant protection' protocol that would open up the continent's seeds to corporate interests, taking away farmers' rights to grow, improve, sell and exchange their traditional seeds, while allowing commercial breeders to make free use of the biodiversity they embody, to sell them back to farmers in 'improved' form.

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