Farming in Tanzania is coming under increasing pressure. The agricultural industry is making every effort to attempt to prevent the polluter-pays principle from applying to genetically engineered seeds. SWISSAID partner organisations are battling against this.
Genetic engineering: Polluter-pays principle at risk in Tansania
One of Switzerland’s leading aid organisations, SWISSAID is an international not for profit organization working in nine countries across the world. SWISSAID has been active in India for more than four decades. SWISSAID’s work in India is focused on the promotion of ecological agriculture and value chains; facilitating community rights over natural resources, strengthening Gram Sabhas and elected representatives and working with men and women for gender equality.
Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.
It’s actually absurd: although the region is fertile, almost the only onions available in Guinea-Bissau are imported from Senegal and Holland. But domestic cultivation only has positives: it is an effective way of fighting hunger and providing families with urgently needed cash.