Wynberg, R., van Niekerk, J., Williams, R., and Mkhaliphi, L. (2012). Policy Brief. Securing Farmers’ Rights and Seed Sovereignty in South Africa. Biowatch South Africa and the Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town.

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This policy brief helps to inform policy debate by reviewing farmers' rights in South Africa, and the extent to which existing policies, laws and practices support seed security and the conservation of agricultural biodiversity. The focus of the brief is on small-scale farmers, their indigenous agricultural knowledge and practices, and the traditional varieties that they grow.