GRAIN's interview with Dr Melaku Worede

“From a global perspective, the single focus of gene banks seems to be on collecting and preserving whatever samples they can find, and they call that conservation. We, on the other hand, believe in conservation through use, in keeping diversity alive as you use it, without compromising the diversity already built up over centuries by […]

Democratising the Governance of Food and Agricultural Research

Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems (Part III: Chapter 7 only) The latest chapter of an on line multimedia book in the making “Towards Food Sovereignty. Reclaiming autonomous food systems” focuses on the need to transform agricultural research. It also addresses the politics of knowledge associated with conservation and natural resource use as well […]