AGRA Watch is a grassroots, Seattle-based group challenging the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s questionable agricultural programs in Africa, including its Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The Gates Foundation and AGRA claim to be “pro-poor” and “pro-environment,” but their approach is closely aligned with transnational corporations, such as Monsanto, and foreign policy actors like USAID. They take advantage of food and global climate crises to promote high-tech, market-based, industrial agriculture and generate profits for corporations even while degrading the environment and disempowering farmers. Their programs are a form of philanthrocapitalism based on biopiracy.
Report-back on 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony and Encounter: Our Seeds of International Solidarity
See more photos of the week’s action and award ceremony on Facebook. Watch video of the Prize Ceremony from USFSA Facebook page – scroll down to the livestream on Oct 15. Full video of the Ceremony…