PLANT is a catalyst for indigenous communities and smallholder farmers to speak for themselves, their eco-systems and Seed & Food Sovereignty, instead of others speaking for them.
PLANTworks with partners in Brazilian Amazonia and in sub-Saharan Africa
NEW! Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back Hiroko Tabuchi & Jeremy White, New York Times -- 24 Feb 2017 A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
NEW! Agroecology: The Bold Future of Farming in Africa Michael Farrelly, G. Clare Westwood, Stephen Boustred, Ed., Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) -- Launched 16 Feb 2017 "Agroecology applies ecological principles to the design and management of agroecosystems. Its practices diversify farms and farming landscapes, increase biodiversity, nurture soil health, and stimulate interactions between different species, such that the farm provides for its own soil organic matter, pest regulation and weed control, without resort to external chemical inputs."
NEW! Against the Odds: Smallholder Farmers Maintain Agricultural Diversity in South Africa African Centre for Biodiversity -- Jan 2017 "Many small, diverse farms with decentralised but connected support systems present a living alternative to the corporate-industrial model. Resistance against corporate encroachment into food and seed systems, coupled with the practical development of alternatives are both required to confront the conditions facing smallholder farmers and their seed and production systems in South Africa today."