Farmer-managed seed systems are the principal source of seeds for food crops in Africa, yet national and regional seed policies undermine them. Farmers are being pushed to abandon their seed systems. African governments are joining regional agreements on intellectual property, trade, and seed, which benefit corporations and the industrial seed system.
With this background PELUM Association in collaboration and support by AFSA, ROSA LUXEMBURG STIFTUNG, and CROPS 4HD is proud to present the harmonization of the Seed regulatory framework in Africa. You are invited to be part of this discussion which will bring out critical issues that are affecting our food system and benefiting the multinational corporations at the expense of our local and indigenous farmers.