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Stop the Massive Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) in Uganda!

Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
264 Signatures Goal: 1,000

This petition is an international call in support of the Ugandan organisations advocating against the introduction of the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012, which would subject Ugandan farmers to the control of a few agribusiness companies.  

We invite to sign this petition against the introduction the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012, which is currently under discussion in the Ugandan Parliament, and in favour of the implementation of supportive policies for Ugandan family farmers.
The proposed Bill will facilitate the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) on a massive scale without any safeguards for family farmers. The GMO-model will gradually destroy family farming and local seed systems; and erode agricultural biodiversity. This harms the food self-sufficiency of family farmers, who represent the majority of the Ugandan population.

Government policies should focus on supporting organic family farmers, by enhancing their access to credit and to inputs as well as improving their market access through better infrastructure (roads, storage facilities etc.) and marketing facilities.

Sponsor

Agency for Transformation - Uganda Seatini - Uganda Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network

Links

www.aft-u.org
Website Agency for Transformation - Uganda

http://www.seatiniuganda.org/
Website Seatini Uganda

http://www.aefjn.org/index.php/home.html
Website Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
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June 12
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
  •     Bongobingiman-Gumarutahigwa RUHINDA
    Jun 28, 2015
    Jun 28, 2015
    UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World
    Image: eatdrinkbetter.com
    Nick Meyer | AltHealthWORKS
    Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.
    That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world.
    The cover of the report looks like that of a blockbuster documentary or Hollywood movie, and the dramatic nature of the title cannot be understated: The time is now to switch back to our natural farming roots.
    The New UN Farming Report “Wake Up Before it’s Too Late.”
    The New UN Farming Report “Wake Up Before it’s Too Late.” Click here to read it.
    The findings on the report seem to echo those of a December 2010 UN Report in many ways, one that essentially said organic and small-scale farming is the answer for “feeding the world,” not GMOs and monocultures.
    According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.
    Diversity of farms, reducing the use of fertilizer and other changes are desperately needed according to the report, which was highlighted in this article from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
    It also said that global trade rules should be reformed in order to work toward these ends, which is unfortunately the opposite of what mega-trade deals like the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are seeking to accomplish.
    The Institute noted that these pending deals are “primarily designed to strengthen the hold of multinational corporate and financial firms on the global economy…” rather than reflect the urgent need for a shift in agriculture described in the new report.
    Even global security may be at stake according to the report, as food prices (and food price speculating) continue to rise.
    “This implies a rapid and significant shift from conventional, monoculture-based and high-external-input-dependent industrial production toward mosaics of sustainable, regenerative production systems that also considerably improve the productivity of small-scale farmers,” the report concludes.
    You can read more about the report from the Institute by visiting their website here.
    Source: althealthworks.com
    Tags: sustainable farming less fertilizers urban farming managing water
  • Bongobingiman-Gumarutahigwa RUHINDA
    Jun 26, 2015
    Jun 26, 2015
    I Bongobingiman-Gumarutahigwa RUHINDA on my own behalf and on behalf of the Rastafari Community Initiatives (RCI) sign this petition and in the same breath call on all Afrikans and all spiritually conscious, wherever you may be to sign this petition and stay on stand by for any action that may be deemed necessary hence forth.
  • Chebet
    Chebet Uganda, Kampala
    Jun 16, 2015
    Jun 16, 2015
    No GMOS!!!!!

  • Ongom Ongom Adero
    Ongom Ongom Adero Uganda, Kampala
    Jun 16, 2015
    Jun 16, 2015
    #team anti G.M.O forever: For Africas great great great grand children, we save, vow to protect you today!
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  • 4 days ago
    Bongobingiman-Gumarutahigwa RUHINDA Uganda
    4 days ago
  • 5 days ago
    Bongobingiman-Gumarutahigwa RUHINDA Uganda
    5 days ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    kimera Bob Bernard
    2 weeks ago
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    Chebet
    2 weeks ago
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    Ongom Ongom Adero
    2 weeks ago
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    okera
    2 weeks ago
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    Mbogo Mulindwa
    2 weeks ago
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    nana bindu
    3 weeks ago
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    Fredrick Kawooya Malawi
    3 weeks ago
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    Oluo Godfrey Benson Uganda
    3 weeks ago
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    ASABA PIUS KISEMBO Uganda
    3 weeks ago
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    RUTAAGI CHRISTMAS Uganda
    3 weeks ago
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    NIMWESIGA JOHNSON Uganda
    3 weeks ago
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    christine johnson United Kingdom
    3 weeks ago
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    peter adaku Uganda
    3 weeks ago
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