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NEW SEED LEGISLATION SPELLS DISASTER FOR SMALL FARMERS IN AFRICA

Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region. These groups, representing millions of farmers in Africa and around the world have submitted their concerns to the SADC Secretariat. They are calling for the rejection of the Protocol and urgent consultations with farmers, farmer movements and civil society before it’s too late. read more

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Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes / FAO report warns that certification schemes could become indirect trade barriers if not properly managed

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Monitoring report reveals key insights into impact for 1.24 million Fairtrade farmers and workers

Bonn, Germany; 29 January 2013 – As sales of Fairtrade products continue to grow around the world, the need for understanding the impact increases. Today Fairtrade International (FLO) releases ‘Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade 2012’, a compendium of data and summaries of key research exploring the impacts of Fairtrade. The full report can be found at http://www.fairtrade.net/impact_studies.html. read more

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Food production forum gathers in South Africa

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Mobile Phones and Apps Making a Difference in the Lives of Poor Farmers

Accessing the info they never had and producing more, better read more

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Brazil to fund food purchasing in five African countries / Agreement signed with FAO and WFP

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