Published Thursday Nov 7th, 2019 by Independent Science News:

By Million Belay and Timothy Wise

Synopsis: Policies such as outlawing the saving and sharing of seeds, strongly promoted by the Gates Foundation, are intended to open Africa to multinational seed companies in the name of modernization. But they undermine climate resilience and food security for Africa’s small-scale farmers.

The authors:

Million Belay is the coordinator of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa.

Timothy A. Wise directs the Land and Food Rights Program at the U.S.-based Small Planet Institute and is a Senior Researcher at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute. Wise is the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press).