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African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Dismantling inequalities in food systems

African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
South Africa | Founded in 2003 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2018

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is committed to dismantling inequalities in the food and agriculture systems in Africa through the promotion of agroecology and food sovereignty. They do this by carrying out research, analysis, advocacy, and information sharing to foster and promote informed engagement on these issues. They focus on policy and decision making that controls production, distribution, and access to food and resources. ACB both informs and amplifies the voices of social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty in Africa. 

ACB is committed to working towards realizing people’s right to define their own food and agriculture systems. They believe in people’s right to healthy and culturally appropriate food, produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods.

ACB aspires to contribute to:

  • Protection of Africa’s biodiversity, traditional knowledge, seed systems, genetic diversity, food production systems, culture and diversity from the threats and risks posed by genetic engineering and industrial agriculture.
  • The work of a range of partners in Africa and elsewhere towards attaining social justice, equity, and food sovereignty
  • Empowering society to make informed choices about how resources are to be used, managed and conserved by focusing principally on the promotion of biosafety, food and seed sovereignty and social justice.