Mr. Duke Tagoe, Deputy Chairperson of Food Sovereignty Ghana, left Accra on Tuesday afternoon to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a conference being organized by the Alliance for Food sovereignty in Africa. The conference will discuss strategies for resistance against genetically modified (GM) seeds on the African continent. In the past month Europe and India have chalked important successes against the GE Agribusiness corporations, who are currently focusing much attention on Africa.
The specific objectives of the meeting are the creation of a common understanding on the issues of food and seed sovereignty and the forces against among the participants, especially farmer organisations. The meeting will also focus on the development of a strategy, which identifies the issues to be tackled on an Africa wide basis.
The conference is expected to produce key statements and lobby documents to be used for campaigning purposes. The participants shall also devise strategies on how to engage with key institutions including the African Union and the of Regional Economic Commissions.
Mr. Tagoe is expected back in Accra on Saturday, 17th of August.