Other Worlds brings to you an article series featuring interviews with grassroots African leaders (mostly women) from Senegal, Mali, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Each is working for seed and food sovereignty, the decolonization of Africa’s food system, and the preservation of traditional farming practices.
The interviews are with traditional farmers, activists, community organizers, policy advocates, seed-savers, and movement-builders (listed below) sharing global to local perspectives on agroecology and traditional peasant farming, the fight against GMOs and imperialist agriculture, supporting rural women and farmers in food production, land access, and livelihood, and cultural preservation through seed saving and food sovereignty.
The articles are released every other Wednesday beginning November 4th, 2015. Each will be circulated widely through our distribution network, organizations in the food sovereignty movement, and online alternative media outlets. There will be around 8-12 articles in the series as we conduct more great interviews!
Stay tuned and check back here for the articles, linked below.
If you are interested in distributing, publishing and/or reposting an article or the whole series, please be in touch with Simone Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
Mariama Sonko, Senegal - We Are the Solution campaign
Mariam Mayet, South Africa - African Centre for Biodiversity
Read the article: Dangers of the Gates Foundation: Displacing Farmers and Seeds
Mamadou Goita, Mali - Research and Promotion of Alternatives and Development (IRPAD), New Field Foundation, and Coalition to Protect African Genetic Heritage (COPAGEN)
Read the article: Advancing Food Sovereignty to Transform Economies
Gathuru Mburu, Kenya - Institute for Culture and Ecology, African Biodiversity Network, and Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
Mpatheleni Makauele, South Africa - Dzomo la Mupo (voice of the Earth) and African Biodiversity Network
Read the article: African Women Organize to Reclaim Agriculture Against Corporate Takeover
Elizabeth Mpofu, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum and La Via Campesina
Anabela Lemos, Mozambique - Justiça Ambiental
Read the article: Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs