Ghana: Female farmers march against GMOs

| June 6, 2016

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Rural women in Ghana took to the streets last week to protest genetically modified crops and to highlight the role of women in farming. Their campaign is called “We are the solution.”

More than 200 women marched in the streets of Wa, the capital of e Upper West Region, carrying signs protesting the giant biotech company Monsanto and genetically modified crops.

Rebecca Akua Sibri is the president of the Rural Women Farmers Association of Ghana. She said: “We use this opportunity to reiterate our concerns as small-scale women farmers on the Plant Breeders Bill. In its current state, the passage of the Plant Breeders Bill will compromise our food and political sovereignty and increase Ghana’s dependency on corporations.”

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