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The Culture

A video by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

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3:57

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“Seed is not just our sustenance. Seed is our culture, our heritage, our stories and the knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation.”

Listen to Mary Sakala as she explains her relationship to seed and the importance of resisting dependency and maintaining self-sufficiency.

Let’s support farmers in their fight for sovereignty over their seed, land and food systems.

“The Culture” was produced by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Community Technology Development Trust (CTDO), A Growing Culture, Rural Women’s Assembly as well as Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB) with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. It is one of many short films released as part of the SEED IS POWER campaign.

Women Feed the World​

A video by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

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0:59

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“Without us, then there is hunger. Without us, nothing can be done.”

Women are vital. They are the holders of traditional knowledge passed down from generation to generation, regarding nutrition, medicine, on how to save and cultivate local seed varieties. This knowledge must be supported, shared, and passed on if we want a future food system that is truly sustainable and nourishing to all of us.

“Women Feed the World” was produced by Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. It is one of many short films released as part of the SEED IS POWER campaign.

Stand for Our Seed

A video by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

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4:31

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“Slowly but surely, we are now going back into the slavery of the seeds. It is up to us as farmers, as peasant farmers, to rise up with the same voice—to help our government so that they acknowledge the importance of these indigenous seeds.” –Lavety Munyimbiri Mulanj

Seed is the birthright of many communities in African countries. It weaves together culture, resilience, resistance, power, and community. But today, this right is under threat. Corporations are stripping African farmers of their ability to save, sell, and exchange their seeds.

“Stand for Our Seed” was produced by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB) as well as A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. It is one of many short films released as part of the SEED IS POWER campaign.

Seeding Agroecology

A video by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Duration

4:14

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The solutions to our food system’s problems already exist. They have for thousands of years. Farmers’ traditional agricultural practices, like agroecology, support the environment, are healthier for all involved, and produce comparable yields to industrial agriculture (and even higher yields in extreme climatic conditions).

Let’s support farmers, and fight for their sovereignty over their seed, land, and food systems.

“Seeding Agroecology” was produced by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB) as well as A Growing Culture with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. It is one of many short films released as part of the SEED IS POWER campaign.