Stand for Our Seed
“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.