Following its successful legal battle against the multi-national agricultural corporation, Monsanto, Biowatch is furthering its mission to fight for food security.
Biowatch has taken a bold approach to developing new, effective advocacy strategies and interventions that will continue building on the capacity of local communities and small-scale farmers.
They are working tirelessly to involve other stakeholders that include government departments such as Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries, Education, and Agriculture and Environmental Affairs to further assist communities in maintaining their social and environmental rights.
With your support, Biowatch is also planning for new workshops and trainings where communities can gain knowledge and understanding of how genetically modified (GM) seeds impact the soil and cross-contaminate traditional seeds.
These workshops will also provide soil improvement techniques to combat soil erosion and to increase soil fertility, which means better crop yields. Which means that communities who participate in the trainings are able to grow food for the families.
Though much remains to be accomplished, the impacts of Biowatch’s work have already been tremendous and clearly demonstrates their unwavering commitment to helping communities grow healthy food.
By giving today, you too are ensuring that rural communities in South Africa will have a sustainable and food secure future!
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