See previous public hearings at this link
See more recent workshops and public hearings at this link
seed bill public hearing – Rushka Johnson small farmer and activist
“this is our food. Without it we will all die, we need an overflow and abundance of seed and food, why are we treating it like a business that feeds corporates and not our people”
African Centre for Biodiversity wrote: The Plant Breeders’ Rights and Plant Improvement Bills restrict the saving, trading, exchanging, and sale of seed. This can have massive ramifications on seed and food sovereignty, agricultural biodiversity, access to diverse seed, and increasing the disparities and inequalities in South African agriculture, food and nutrition.
We urgently need to protect and preserve our food and seed sovereignty. It is in our best interests that we make our voices heard and retain what really is ours, which is the right to our food, the quality and control of our seed.
Short read: https://acbio.org.za/easy-to-read-materials-on-the-revisio…/
Long read: https://acbio.org.za/standing-farmer-saved-seeds-agrobiodi…/
More info: http://seedfreedom.info/events/opposing-the-new-plant-breeders-plant-improvement-act-south-africa/