Ep 53: Fighting for Food Sovereignty in Kenya and Uganda‪.‬ Breaking Green Ceilings

    • Natural Sciences

In this episode we talk about the implications of free trade on African women especially from a food sovereignty perspective. Often free trade agreements are advertised to boost trade between countries, and ultimately encourage and strengthen economic growth in a geographic region. However, this is not the case, especially with African women farmers and small holder farmers who are the back bone of the agriculture sector on the continent. Susan Nacakwa and Leonida Odongo share their experiences of their work in Uganda and Kenya as it relates to helping empower small holder and women farmers to protect and preserve indigenous farming practices that are less harmful to the environment and ensure sustainable yields over the long term. Ultimately, Susan and Leonida want to help their farmers reclaim land to produce local and organic foods that achieve food and seed sovereignty not only in their home countries but also throughout other African countries struggling with similar threats from unfair government policies and corporate interests. Follow Susan:Email - susan@grain.org Website - https://grain.org/ Follow Leonida:Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/public/Nana-OdongoTwitter: https://twitter.com/nanodo2001Blog: https://leoconversations715036889.wordpress.com/Email: leonida@hakinawiriafrika.org Leonida's Organisation - Haki Nawiri Afrika Website :https://hakinawiriafrika.org/Blog: https://hakinawiriafrica.wordpress.com/blog-2/You Tube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1ez4ndJ0IDhqU6gQgBEyQ/aboutEmail: info@hakinawiriafrika.org

In this episode we talk about the implications of free trade on African women especially from a food sovereignty perspective. Often free trade agreements are advertised to boost trade between countries, and ultimately encourage and strengthen economic growth in a geographic region. However, this is not the case, especially with African women farmers and small holder farmers who are the back bone of the agriculture sector on the continent. Susan Nacakwa and Leonida Odongo share their experiences of their work in Uganda and Kenya as it relates to helping empower small holder and women farmers to protect and preserve indigenous farming practices that are less harmful to the environment and ensure sustainable yields over the long term. Ultimately, Susan and Leonida want to help their farmers reclaim land to produce local and organic foods that achieve food and seed sovereignty not only in their home countries but also throughout other African countries struggling with similar threats from unfair government policies and corporate interests. Follow Susan:Email - susan@grain.org Website - https://grain.org/ Follow Leonida:Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/public/Nana-OdongoTwitter: https://twitter.com/nanodo2001Blog: https://leoconversations715036889.wordpress.com/Email: leonida@hakinawiriafrika.org Leonida's Organisation - Haki Nawiri Afrika Website :https://hakinawiriafrika.org/Blog: https://hakinawiriafrica.wordpress.com/blog-2/You Tube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1ez4ndJ0IDhqU6gQgBEyQ/aboutEmail: info@hakinawiriafrika.org