FARMER MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS IN LATIN AMERICA

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  • Gene Drive Organisms: Destructive and uncontrollable

    Gene Drive Organisms: Destructive and uncontrollable

    Gene drive organisms have been greeted with a breathless euphoria by some geneticists, policy-makers and philanthropists. By manipulating the sexual reproductive system of naturally-occurring organisms, the promoters of the technology claim they should be able to exterminate some species that are harmful to humans, such as pests and disease vectors, while supposedly improving the prospects of others that humanity wishes to conserve. However, once we look behind the headline-grabbing claims, it becomes clear that the use of this technology could put food systems and humanity at serious risk of irreversible harm. More

  • Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Small farmers in Nicaragua are taking steps together to defend against major agricultural enterprises that want to import genetically modified seeds. Thanks to field trials financed by SWISSAID, they can prove that local varieties are more economical and respond with greater resistance to climate fluctuations – and yield harvests which are just as plentiful. More

  • Video: Organic Farming Ends Hunger

    Video: Organic Farming Ends Hunger

    Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points. More