Farmers vs GM

23 March 2017 | Agriculture

The Namibia Scientific Society presents a talk on “Farmers’ rights vis-a vis genetically modified seeds in the context of Africa” by Elize Shakalela tonight at 19:30.

Pertinent to farmers is their ability to save, exchange, sell and replant seeds. Hence, this presentation makes reasonable inference that farmers’ rights to seed are inherent and paramount to developing countries in order to sustain their livelihood, protect their rights and prevent the extinction of seeds.

This presentation will also examine how the introduction of biotechnology, particularly genetically modified (gm) seeds, implicate on these inherent rights in developing countries.

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