Wednesday 18th November, 7pm – Ghana farmers vs. global corporations – their fight-back and their alternatives
Global Justice Now campaigner Heidi Chow will show two short films and talk about Ghana farmers’ campaign to prevent their government from pushing through pro-corporate seed regulations, and show some encouraging examples their of agro-ecological farming practices.
Refreshments available from 6:45pm.
Venue: Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB
More information: In May, Heidi visited Ghana and met with small-scale farmers and civil society groups who are on the front line of defending their rights to control their resources to grow food, so she brings you their own voice.
She will be speaking about the corporate takeover of food in Africa and in particular how this is playing out in Ghana. She will also explain what food sovereignty is, how it is already being successfully practised by family farmers, and how it is not only a fairer framework for our food but also plays a vital role in tackling climate change.
The talk will include two short videos so that you can see for yourself.
Having led the successful campaign to limit financial speculation on food commodities, Heidi is now working in solidarity with African activists against the corporate takeover of Africa’s food system – Global Justice Now’s latest food campaign.