Seed money: Corporations attempt to take over Africa’s seed economy

The complete Down To Earth ocver story on what a slew of government regulations can mean

By Richard Mahapatra, Kiran Pandey
Published: Tuesday 24 May 2022

COVER STORY: Why are governments across Africa on a legislation spree to regulate seeds market

Countries and economic blocs across Africa are on a legislating spree to regulate the continent’s seed markets, ostensibly to overcome chronic hunger. The real reason, many believe, is the corporate push that is driving nations to facilitate and promote trade of hybrid seed varieties. The fear is that the new laws will destroy not only the continent’s food diversity, but also its indigenous practices of seed conservation.
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