News & Press

3rd July 2014

New Report – Mining and its Impacts on Water, Food Sovereignty and Sacred Natural Sites in Uganda

A New Report Calls for No Go Areas for Mining and Extractive Activities as Threats to Water, Food Sovereignty, and Sacred Natural Sites and Territories Increase Across Africa. A new… Read More

2nd July 2014

Benin’s Historic Sacred Forest Law Translated into English

GRABE-Benin and The Gaia Foundation are pleased to share a much awaited English translation of the 2012 Beninese law recognising sacred forests and their custodian communities. This significant precedent for the legal… Read More

29th November 2013

New Film – Seeds of Sovereignty

As the world’s agriculture and food systems face a crisis of disappearing seed diversity, a new short film offers a compelling insight into the ways in which African farming communities… Read More

4th June 2013

Venda community use ‘talking tools’ to protect land and Sacred Natural Sites

This week, local indigenous clans from across Venda in the Limpopo province of South Africa, are joined by allies from Kenya, Ghana and Benin, to explore the use of eco-cultural… Read More

7th May 2013

MELCA-Ethiopia awarded for Entrepreneurship in Education

We are delighted with the news that our partner MELCA-Ethiopia is country winner in the Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Environmental education and intergenerational learning are key… Read More

7th May 2013

African Women’s Development Fund statement ensures women’s voices are at the table

Last week Gaia joined a group of women from across Africa as they gathered in Cape Town to discuss the role of women in Africa’s economic landscape. The meeting was… Read More

7th November 2012

Report – Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya

A report – “Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya“- released in 2012 by the African Biodiversity Network, the Institute of Culture & Ecology and The Gaia Foundation makes recommendations for securing… Read More

7th September 2012

New film shares Sacred Voices

A new film released today brings together the voices of eight traditional Sacred Natural Sites Custodians from across Africa. Sacred Voices presents their messages to the world, drawn together through a series… Read More

23rd July 2012

Jeremy Irons narrates new film about GM seed

We are thrilled to announce the online release of Seeds of Freedom, a landmark film by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, narrated by actor and UNFAO Goodwill Ambassador Jeremy… Read More

5th December 2011

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) launches at COP17

Food Sovereignty essential as Climate Change solution for African farmers. PRESS RELEASE Monday 5 December 2011 Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) African farmer and civil society groups in… Read More