Food Sovereignty

As other parts of the world, genetically modified (GM) crops are controversial on the African continent. Since 2013, I have been researching the Ghanaian Food Sovereignty Platform, a network of organizations, farmers collectives, religious bodies and activists who oppose the introduction of GM crops. Through participant observation and semi-structured interviews, I show how Ghanaian activists have differing, sometimes contradictory, visions for a food sovereign Ghana, but agree generally that a) climate change is severely and negatively impacting Ghanaian farmers, b) Ghanaian farmers need increased support from state agencies, and c) the levels of donor funding and influence in the country are unsustainable.

Please see a list of my publications for more on this topic.