Seeds: Who should decide what farmers grow?

Starts: 26 April 2021 9:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 26 April 2021 9:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 26 April 2021 10:00 am EDT

April 26 is celebrated both as International Seed Day and the United Nation’s World Intellectual Property Day. It’s the perfect time to talk about seeds, the concept of seed sovereignty and the bigger question: who should decide what farmers grow? Join our panelists as they discuss the situation in the developing world in regard to the kinds of seeds farmers grow; the advantages and disadvantages of growing improved seeds; why activists advocate for farmers to continue using Landrace varieties, and what farmers want.

Panelists include Patience Koku, a Nigerian farmer, entrepreneur and farmers’ advocate; Clet Wandui Masiga, a Ugandan geneticist and conservation biologist; and Leonida Odongo, director of Haki Nawiri Afrika, a Kenya-based social justice initiative. Ghanaian journalist Joseph Opoku Gakpo will moderate.

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