Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

African food systems by African peoples.

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
Uganda | Founded in 2008 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2016 | Website

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a broad alliance of different civil society actors that are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. These include: African farmers’ organizations, African NGO networks, specialist African NGOs, consumer movements in Africa, international organizations which support the stance of AFSA, and individuals. Its members represent smallholder farmers, pastoralists, hunter/gatherers, indigenous peoples; faith based institutions, and environmentalists from across Africa.  It is a network of networks and currently with 30 active members.

Championing Small African Family Farming/Production Systems based on agroecological and indigenous approaches that sustain food sovereignty and the livelihoods of communities resisting the corporate industrialization of African agriculture which will result in massive land grabs, destruction of indigenous biodiversity and ecosystems, displacement of indigenous peoples especially the pastoral communities and hunter gatherers and the destruction of their livelihoods and cultures. African driven solutions to problems in Africa and a belief in the richness of our diversity. AFSA aims to be a strong voice that shapes policy on the continent in the area of community rights, family farming, promotion of traditional knowledge and knowledge systems, the environment and natural resource management.