ACAS Bulletin

"Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Africa"
(No. 88)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Noah Zerbe (editor), Brian Dowd-Uribe (editor), Timothy Scarnecchia (editor), Peter Limb (editor)
Fall 2012
43 pages
Contents: Introduction by Noah Zerbe and Brian Dowd-Uribe • Philanthropy and Sovereignty: A Critical Feminist Exploration of the Gates Foundation’s Approach to Gender and Agricultural Development by Ashley M. Fent • Water Grows Food: Dry Season Farming, Food Sovereignty, and Integrated Water Resource Management in Burkina Faso by Brian Dowd-Uribe, Carla Roncoli, and Ben Orlove • Food Security and Safety Nets: NGOs in Northern Mozambique by Miriam Chaiken, J. Richard Dixon, and Agy Herminio • Famine Myths: Five Misunderstandings Related to the 2011 Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa by William G. Moseley • The Global Politics of Local Food: Community Resistance and Resilience in eThekwini, South Africa by Noah Zerbe • Open Letter: Post-Olympic ‘Long-term Solutions’ to Africa’s Hunger Very Short-Sighted by Carol Thompson • Statement by the ACAS Food Sovereignty Taskforce • The newsletter discusses Via Campesina, the 2002 World Food Summit Forum on Food Sovereignty, the ACAS Food Sovereignty Task Force, global seed sales, Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, and Limagrain, Dupont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer, BASF, the global agrochemical market, food sovereignty, local production by smallholder farmers, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the NGO Save the Children in Northern Mozambique, the Gates Foundation, hunger, poverty, Gender Impact Strategy for Agricultural Development, Upper Comoé river basin, Operation Bondofa, IAASTD (International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development), integrated water resource management, CLEs (Comités Locaux d’Eau), SOSUCO, Aga Khan, CLE Upper Comoé (CLE–HC), the Nyéléni Declaration, external food aid, children, USAID, Miriam Chaiken, Nampula Province, Chinese interests, a rail line, the port at Nacala Porto, the local Makhua people, the Cassava Brown Streak disease (CBSD), agricultural staff, a network of farmer groups, agricultural techniques, disease-resistant planting stock of cassava, the Nikhwaya variety of cassava, the training of women, the World Food Programme, Ajuda Mutua, the Village Savings and Loan Program (VSL), drought, U.S. foreign police, the Horn of Africa, the colonial period, taxation, Machakos, agricultural production, environmental conservation, the World Bank, land grabs, the New Green Revolution, fossil fuel-based inorganic fertilizer, the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), al-Shabab, the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), humanitarian crises, privatization, apartheid, the Durban Metro Council, the Johannesburg Metro Council, urban agriculture, Zimbabwe African National Union -Popular Front (ZANU-PF), the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the Mali Declaration, the City Hall Food Garden program, the Durban Botanical Gardens, the South African Constitution, the South African Bill of Rights, the World Economic Forum (Davos), the global food chain, Cargill, ADM, Bunge, the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer Seed, Syngenta, Groupe Limagrain, Women in Development (WID), Gender and Development (GAD), Ashley Fent, and GISAD (Gender Impact Strategy for Agricultural Development). [Note: This issue was published electronically.]
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.