GM Crops Debate

Today, in the pages of the Independent, is the beginning of a nice row on GM seeds.  Apparently, according to the articles, the Action Aid people in Uganda have been telling the world that GM is bad for you!  This message is accompanied by the picture of a rat with a, GM related, tumour.  It was a local person on the team that included this information in their literature.  Their office in London made them take it down quickly.  London is the main funder of the work they undertake in Uganda and they did not want to back what is patently a lie.

Melinda and Bill Gates Report

It says all the right things - that Africa can feed itself, that there is plenty of land, that productivity in Africa can increase enormously, and so on. But then it goes off the rails  because it misses a key factor; that the conditions in Africa are not the same as in North America.

My Letter

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Grassroots Africa Newsletter No. 2 January 2015

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Seed and Fertiliser

Please can someone assist with advivce on which Aid organisations and NGOs currently supply seed and fertilisers for emerging farmers in Malawi and Rwanda?

Access to Market

Submitted on behalf of Farmers: "For an isolated farmer, the key challenge is to have access to some assured markets - someone who can buy from us and not take advantage of the fact that we produce in small quantities and often do not have the right quality of the produce.   Would you be able to help us perhaps by publishing a list of organisations that might be willing to help us? There will be bodies that help us because they have an interest (perhaps breweries who might wish to buy sorghum for local beer production).

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