This year marks the 80th birthday of the World Bank, a publicly-funded bank that was created to eradicate poverty. But with 2.4 billion people having no regular access to food, the World Bank is clearly not doing its job.
Salina, a small farmer from Bangladesh, is calling on the World Bank to protect farmers’ rights to freely access their own seeds. Right now, the World Bank is not doing enough to support small farmers like her. On the contrary, it has been pushing for laws that are beneficial for big business selling commercial seeds at the price of reducing or even criminalising small farmers’ rights to freely access them.
Let’s come together to share with the World Bank one single birthday wish: to bring seeds back into the hands of farmers.