admin | November 30, 2015
The African Centre for Biodiversity, or ACB, conducts research, analysis, and advocacy, and shares information in order to promote informed engagement with national and international policies and decision-making about food production and distribution, and access to food and natural resources.
ACB is active in the agroecological movement in Africa, and values equal access to and free use of resources. It also advocates on issues related to poverty, women, and the environment in the context of social justice and food sovereignty.
ACB has launched visual training materials for small-scale African farmers on a range of topics, including:
- the value of farmer-managed seed systems
- intellectual property rights and the International convention for the protection of new varieties of plants
- genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- women as custodians of seed
All materials are available in English, French, Portuguese, and Swahili. Some information is also published in Shona, Sotho, and Zulu.
Broadcasters can use the materials to research topics which are important to their listeners, and as a springboard to producing debates and programs on these important issues.
The training materials are free to download from this address: http://acbio.org.za/training-materials/