Biowatch South Africa
PO Box 2243
Contact person: Liddell, Leslie
- Human rights
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
Biowatch South Africa was established in 1997 as a national non-governmental organization to publicise, monitor and research issues of genetic engineering and promote biological diversity and sustainable livelihoods. The organisation has its head office in Cape Town in the Western Cape and rural offices in Mokopane in Limpopo Province and Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal. Both rural offices work with small scale farmers on sustainable agriculture, food and seed security and farmers’ rights.
Biowatch South Africa strives to prevent biological diversity from being privatised for corporate gain. We aspire to an environment where people control their food supply systems, where the benefits from commercial use of biological resources are fairly shared and where ordinary citizens are encouraged to help make policy choices about new technologies, such as, genetic engineering. We are working towards a future where there is no hunger, where there is social justice and where our land, water and air are protected.
- Protecting biodiversity
- Promoting sustainable agriculture
- Pursuing biosafety
- Advancing social justice
Ms. Leslie Liddell is the Director of the organization.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff and deliver a lecture in the field of our work.