Smallholder support at the Crossroads: Diminishing returns from Green Revolution Seed and Fertilizer Subsidies and the Agro-Ecological Alternative

On April 30, 2016, The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) released a report on the the impacts of the Green Revolution on small-scale farming and related socio-ecological contexts. The research is part of a three year multi-country initiative that engages farmers, farmer associations, farmer support organizations, extension workers, scientists, donors, and government officials. Following initial […]

Taking A Stand for Small Farmers: Agroecology Learning Exchange

  The Agroecology Fund and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) hosted a learning exchange summit from May 10-13, 2016.  Farmers and farmer advocates convened in Masaka, Uganda, with the collective vision to “amplify agroecology solutions.”  Attendees documented the summit using the hashtag #AgroecologyVoices.  The Agroecology Fund is a multi-donor fund committed to supporting […]

SAT 8/13 Teach-Out with HUG – Hilltop Urban Gardens!

SAT August 13, 9am-3pm Teach-Out with HUG – Hilltop Urban Gardens! Please help us publicize! Share Facebook event CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players…

EU Parliament Agrees With a Report that’s Highly Critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

  March 2014, World Development Movement(WDM) campaigners(above, below) dressed as business people from Monsanto, Diageo, SABMiller and Unilever delivered a cake to the  Department For International Development to “thank” the UK government for its support in allowing them to carve up Africa. In early June the EU Parliament voted to accept a report put out […]

Bill Gates on the “Best Practices” for the Developing World

Pushing Pro-Agribusiness Policy Change by Funding a Pro-Business Ratings System The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF) is a major donor to a World Bank affiliate known as Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA), a group that rates 40 developing countries on their policies that affect agriculture and agribusiness markets. The Oakland Institute, a partner of […]

Thank you for a fabulous SLEE!

The 2016 SLEE Dinner was fantastic! Thank you to Anuradha Mittal for an amazing and inspiring keynote – You can watch it here! See photos from the dinner on Facebook here. Thank you to all the…

Pro-GMO Propaganda Campaign Attacks Greenpeace Over “Golden Rice”

The latest update in an ongoing pro-GMO campaign uses Nobel laureates to claim that Greenpeace is blocking the introduction of genetically modified Golden Rice into the market, while ignoring that globally, groups have criticized the legitimacy and effectiveness of this product. Respected commentators, Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham, expose the Golden Rice sham and the players behind the […]

CAGJ is hiring this summer

CAGJ is very excited to announce that we are hiring for 2 positions this summer! CAGJ is hiring a 20 hour/week Organizing Director, and a 15 hour/week AGRA Watch Organizer. The primary responsibilities of CAGJ’s Organizing…