Kwesi Pratt Jnr., On “Designer Seeds”…

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“We have come to the era of what they call “designer seeds. You understand? And if you look at the concept of “designer seeds”, our farmers when they grow maize or anything, leave a certain portion for planting the next season. Now, because the seeds we are bringing in are hybrid, the farmer when he has grown his crop, can no longer reserve his own crops for the next season. So our agriculture is becoming increasingly dependent on the supply of seeds from multinational corporations! How can we allow this to persist? This is a negative practice which we need to end as quickly as possible!”  Kwesi Pratt, Jnr., On “Designer Seeds, (You may listen to the entire programme here: Alhaji & Alhaji,, 9th Mar 2013.)

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