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TPLF sneaks into Ethiopia’s seeds market, jeopardizing food security goal merely to ensure its continuity in power & privilege

29 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The empty and or misleading propaganda of ruling party political cadres’ aside, Ethiopia has only come a short distance from their party congress of early 2013 in Bahir Dar to this moment to boast about the transformed Ethiopian agriculture.
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African policymakers must reject seed colonialism: Opinion

16 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Nnimmo Bassey*

Conventions such as UPOV may be good for multinational seed companies, but African governments should be protecting local plant breeders and conservationists.
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loss of food security in developing nations due to rapid disappearances of local seeds worries expert

30 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Professor of anthropology Reem Saad warns of the increasing challenges to Egypt’s food sovereignty due to the expanded use of imported seeds. In this story, Dina Ezzat looks at the diverse challenges of putting food on the table, from the point of view of the consumer as well as the producer.

“We seem to be talking a lot about food security without really paying enough attention to the crucial factor of food sovereignty, which is an even more crucial matter,” said Reem Saad, a professor of anthropology and a researcher.
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