Quality Seed = Better Yield-Watch how ethopian farmers increased their yield

Seed for Business (short version) – Ethiopian farmers as entrepreneurs

Posted by ISSD Ethiopia on YOUTUBE

Quality seed is vital for increasing agricultural production and productivity. The transformation of farmers into entrepreneurs, as facilitated by their organization into seed cooperatives, contributes to seed security and local economic development.

Comments : This video shows that in order to protect the seeds quality we need to educate the farmers make them entrepreneurs this will help in increasing the yield .

Monsanto , Bayer or Syngenta the chemical giants are not required to increase the yield but quality seed = better yield. These chemical companies are not a solution for helping us increase in production.  Stop poisoning food in the name of increasing yield. Encourage farming in traditional methods .


Monsanto A Documentary on GMO a must watch

Monsanto A Documentary on GMO a must watch

Posted by r902179 on YOUTUBE

This documentary shows the power of Monsanto and how they treat farmers, how GMO seeds can destroy our food supply.,not what Monsanto promised from there GMO seed. The world needs to reject the use of GMO food for our own good.


Battle Over Seeds Heats Up in Argentina

Battle Over Seeds Heats Up in Argentina


The debate over the reform of Argentina’s seed law has pitted transnational corporations that make transgenic seeds against social and rural organizations and academics opposed to the expansion of monoculture in defense of biodiversity and food security.

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Over a year ago, the agriculture ministry said it would present a bill to overhaul a 1973 law on seeds that was modified several times to accommodate the expansion of monoculture and genetically modified seeds since the 1990s. GM soy is now Argentina’s chief export.

But the ministry has not yet introduced a bill, although it has two drafts. Argentina’s seeds association, which represents biotech companies, supports the ministry’s efforts to draw up a new law.

However, the proposed reform has drawn criticism from those who see it as an attempt to restrict farmers from saving or selling their own seeds for further planting.

The companies argue that the world requires higher crop yields per hectare to meet the growing demand for food. They also say a law to regulate and control the market for seeds would guarantee the recovery of the investment made in research and development of GM seeds.

But those opposed to the expansion of GM crops say they undermine biodiversity, increase agriculture’s vulnerability to climate change, and threaten the survival of rural families, who carry out the important task of selecting and storing the best seeds for replanting.

In Argentina, the world’s third-largest producer of soy, around 98 percent of the crop is Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, which is resistant to the company’s own glyphosate herbicide.

In addition, 80 percent of the maize grown in Argentina is transgenic.

The U.S. biotech giant plans to build a new plant to produce GM maize seed in the central Argentine province of Córdoba in 2014, which will produce 60,000 tons of seed a year.

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