ANNOUNCING 8th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize Honorees!

CAGJ is proud to be co-hosting the award ceremony for the 8th annual Food Sovereignty Prize at Town Hall on Saturday October 15, and very excited to announce that our parters in AFSA – Alliance for…

CAGJ Seeking Treasurer (Volunteer Position)

CAGJ Treasurer Job Description Posted 8.29.16: CAGJ is seeking to replace our Treasurer, a vital volunteer role in CAGJ that needs to be filled as soon as possible! The Treasurer is the chief financial officer of…

Reflection on Hilltop Urban Gardens Teach-Out

By Afrin Sopariwala See more photos from Teach-Out on Facebook here! See HUG’s photos on Facebook here. Hilltop Urban Gardens is a revolutionary space. Located in Tacoma, and founded by Dean Jackson, Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG)…

PLEASE SIGN PETITION to PCC: Stop selling Driscoll’s Berries, they violate labor rights!

For years, farmworkers from Familias Unidas por la Justicia have demanded that PCC Natural Markets drop Driscoll’s berries and honor the boycott they have called for, but PCC continues to refuse. As FUJ has stated: “PCC…

Obama Signs Pro-Corporate GMO Labeling Law, Doesn’t Require GMOs to be Labeled

By Johanna Lundahl, AGRA Watch Intern and Blogger On July 29th, while the nation was digesting Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the democratic nomination for President, President Obama quietly signed S.764, the first national GMO labeling bill, into law. The bill was signed with no fanfare and little National press. Seemingly the answer to anti-GMO activists’ […]

CAGJ & C2C to Host Food Sovereignty Prize; Ceremony SAT October 15!

CAGJ is very excited to announce that we will co-host the Food Sovereignty Prize ceremony in October 2016! Community to Community and Community Alliance for Global Justice will host the prize for the first time in…

Hilltop Urban Gardens Teach-Out

CAGJ had a fantastic Teach-Out with Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG) in Tacoma, WA on SAT August 13, 2016.  Stay tuned for a reflection about the Teach-Out, but please enjoy photos from our day of learning and…

Soil Fertility: Agro-Ecology and NOT the Green Revolution for Africa

The African Center for Biodiversity has released a new report about the effects of the Green Revolution. Unmistakably, interventions pushing for high tech solutions such as genetically modified seeds, increased pesticide use and increased use of synthetic fertilizers in Africa for enhancing soil fertility is a short term fix, and actually harmful in the long term.

Cover Crops: A Simple Solution to Degrading Soil Quality

Photo Credit: Food First Roland Bunch, a researcher and activist for Food First, published a report focused on fact that in Sub-Saharan Africa smallholder farmer’s lands have gotten smaller on average due to population increase and growing amounts of wasteland. This decrease in the size of farms has resulted in the decline of the practice […]