Our Julie at the COP21 in Paris to represent organic farmers

After presenting our survey to the sub-county we traveled to the villages to tell the community members of the results. No matter who Julie talks to she's able to convey the message about organic agriculture so everybody understands and feels important.

After presenting our survey to the sub-county we traveled to the villages to tell the community members of the results. No matter who Julie talks to she's able to convey the message about organic agriculture so everybody understands and feels important.

You all know our incredibly gifted and talented on-the-ground manager in Uganda, Julie Matovu, who is invaluable to Empowered Voices and who is not only our consultant but our friend and inspiration. Well, what you didn't know is that she was invited to come to COP21 in Paris to represent organic farmers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Julie did not only attend the conference but also asked a very important question to Al Gore and got a very inspirational answer back from him. Her question was how farmers could continue to access seeds in its full biodiversity when faced with corporate companies patenting life, knowing that he who controls the seed, controls the food. Watch the videos to see his answer and the presentation of the organic farmers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcsIvU6BFjo&sns=em

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfKl_dm9iC8

We are very proud of Julie and to have her on board with Empowered Voices. With her knowledge on sustainable farming and organic agriculture we are certain that the members of EV is on the right track to a better and healthier food production without polluting the soil, the food or themselves.

Julie giving advice in the banana field.

Julie giving advice in the banana field.