Caritas Zambia has appealed to the government to patent local Zambian foods and help local farmers and other food producers retain power over their local food systems.
Speaking Friday, this week, when he made a presentation at the Second National Food and Seed Festival in Lusaka, Caritas Zambia Executive Director, Eugene Kabilika said just as multinational companies have patented seeds and plants, the government of the Republic of Zambia through the relevant ministry should also patent local foods, especially those that are now being produced at a commercial level.
Meanwhile, Caritas Zambia says the global shocks the world is experiencing today highlights the urgent need to support agroecology.
Agroecology is a people-centric system of sustainable agriculture and social justice movements driven by local farmers and other food producers to retain power over their local food systems, sadi Kabilika. In so doing, locals protect livelihoods, communities and defend the right to nutritious and diverse food.
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