The 2022 MVIWATA Annual General meeting (AGM) that took place on 17th and 18th November 2022 was attended by 519 (242 women, 277 men) delegates including MVIWATA members from Tanzania (both mainland and Zanzibar). The AGM also had the participation of other organizations and individuals affiliated to MVIWATA and the peasantry course at large.
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The AGM was preceded by a workshop under the theme “The future of small-scale farmers in the context of Investment and Free market in Tanzania with Land rights, Farmer managed seed systems and Bilateral agreements as sub-topics” from which key-note speeches were given by Ms. Sabrina Masinjila, a researcher from The African Centre for Biodiversity; Mr. Sabatho Nyamsenda and Dr. Ng’wanza Kamata from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and followed by discussions and presentations from the farmers where issues on land security to smallholder farmers and seed sovereignty dominated the discussions.
Through the AGM also, a collection of local seeds from across various regions were exhibited and shared amongst the farmers.
The AGM and annual workshop in 2022, were also preceded by Annual National Youth and Women meetings which took place on 16th November 2022 where women and youth representatives from all networks met prior to the AGM.
Mtetezi wa Mkulima ni Mkulima Mwenyewe!