In this project I will try to show the link between the Anthropocene and the growing of Maize in Sub Sahara Africa.
Maize is an important staple food for a big part of the continent. I will analyse this through a historical timeline as well as more clarifications on how this plant became a staple food through out the continent, together with the problems it faces in this new anthropocene we have entered.
There are also three conversations on the different actors regarding Maize. There is an conversation with Christy Van Beek, representing Bayer as the business end of things. The second conversation is with Eunice Likoko, representing Wageningen university, on the academic side of things. These three conversations are not meant as critical interviews but more as in insight in the way different actors view Maize and agriculture as a whole, both the problems and the solutions.
I invite you to read up on the topic first, after which you can listen to the conversations and make your own conclusions regarding the standpoints of these individuals and the institutions they represent.