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.
CONTACT: Simone Adler, Community Alliance for Global Justice | 215.873.4672 | firstname.lastname@example.org Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project | 360.471.8384 | email@example.com MARCH 10, 2017, SEATTLE, WA – Tomorrow, Saturday March 11, an estimated 200 people will…