Statement of the Working Group on Agricultural Biodiversity of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty on the occasion of the FAO World Conference on the Green Development of the Seed Industry

On 4-5 November 2021, the FAO hosted a “Global Conference on Green Development of the Seed Industry,” whose goal is to push forward the seed industry’s agenda by opening up a new political process within the FAO. We, the undersigned small-scale food producers and Indigenous Peoples organisations, civil society organisations and academics are outraged by the aggressive corporate capture of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

We called upon FAO’s Director General and all FAO Member States to avert the corporate capture of UN decision-making spaces

Read the IPC declaration here

Signatories list here

Report of the Conference here

 

+++++ UPDATES +++++

10 November

  • Read the report of the Conference by Mariapaola Boselli (IPC WG on Agricultural Biodiversity)

 

28 October

  • Pat Mooney, Founder of the ETC Group, withdraws from the Conference with a letter to the organizers. We publish here the letter in English with the author’s consent.