1.8 million people already affected by worsening crisis

OSISA partners the Gaia Foundation in building a network to strengthen and grow Africa’s regional earth jurisprudence, sometimes referred to as the Earth Law movement.

The wealth of the African continent lies in its land. Two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population derives their livelihoods from land activities such as agriculture, animal husbandry, freshwater fishery, forestry and artisanal mining. However, these livelihoods are becoming seriously threatened.

Once again, a story from Swaziland has suddenly caught the media’s attention. Hunger it seems knocks 3 percent off the country’s economy each year. It is an alarming fact – but the other statistics are far more shocking:

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) will meet in Ethiopia from August 12-16 to discuss strategies for resistance against genetically modified (GM) seeds.

AFSA is a Pan African platform comprising networks and farmer organisations working in Africa including the African Biodiversity network, Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage, Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development Africa, Friends of the Earth- Africa, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee and Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association.

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