Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

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Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a "network of African networks" that was launched at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 17 (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa in December 2011.[1] At their launch, AFSA released a report "emphasising that Food Sovereignty can cool the planet, while feeding the world and regenerating ecosystems."[1]

"Officially launched on Sunday 4th December, AFSA began amid joyful singing from African women farmers; sobering facts about the multiple threats from climate change and false solutions such as the Bill Gates-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), GMOs, biofuel land grabbing and carbon trading; and inspiring discussions about agroecological solutions for food, farmers and biodiversity.
"“The Alliance for Food Sovereignty is working to promote agroecology as a solution to climate change, feeding people, biodiversity, livelihoods and healing the soils. It is about using and conserving the resources that are freely available to communities. These are appropriate for our economies, and our small scale farmers, who don’t need the expensive chemical inputs that are being pushed on us.” Said Agnes Yawe of Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM), a network with members in 10 countries."


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) launches at COP17," December 5, 2011, Accessed December 19, 2011.

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