A special meeting with film showings (technology permitting!) and a social meet in the pub. As usual, we’re meeting in a wheelchair-accessible room at Oxford Town Hall. Non-members and new members are very welcome.
The UK government is complicit in the “corporate takeover” of Africa’s food systems – but smallholder farmers are fighting back. Come along and find out more.
Tanzania is a country at forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side passionate small-scale farmers are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources
Staff members from campaigning group Global Justice Now travelled to Tanzania to meet farmers who are turning their backs on expensive chemical fertiliser and corporate-owned seeds and are instead increasing their crop yields through organic farming. This work sends a clear message that schemes like the G7’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition are not only unhelpful, but unnecessary. We should instead be supporting the smallholder farmers who produce the majority of Africa’s food.
Come along and meet those who went to Tanzania, watch a short film about what they got up to, and discuss food issues with people involved in the struggle for a fairer food system both overseas and here in the UK.
April 12th, 7.30, Oxford Town Hall (St Aldate’s Room). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th February at Oxford Town Hall at 7:30. Come along, meet the group and find out how you can help create a TTIP free zone!
Come to Oxford Town Hall at 7:30pm on Tuesday 12th January to meet the group and join us in planning an exciting 2016!
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London is organising a debate on controversial trade deal TTIP on 11 January. Participants include Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, and Mark Dearn of War on Want. It will take place on Monday 11th January. This is not a Global Justice Now event.