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.
10/27: “Climate, Food and Race: Challenges for the Food Movement” – UW Talk by Eric Holt-Giménez, Director of Food First
CAGJ Presents: “Climate, Food and Race: Challenges for the Food Movement”
Talk given by Eric Holt-Giménez, Director of Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy