Image is the African continent. The top of it is covered with uniform corn, and reads "This is USAID's legacy, due to supporting the African 'Green Revolution.'" The bottom half of the continent includes a wide variety of colorful grains and legumes, and reads "But it could look like this." Bottom reads "Defund AGRA. Support agroecology."

TAKE ACTION NOW! Call on USAID to end support to failing “Green Revolution”

Please take action today to stand with African farmers!

Join our campaign calling on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop using taxpayer money to fund the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). 

AGRA is a highly unpopular and failing initiative that imposes corporate-dominated industrial agriculture on African farmers. USAID has a unique opportunity to do the right thing and make a meaningful impact by redirecting this funding to support sustainable and regenerative agriculture, as demanded by many African farmers and organizations. 

Letters articulating these demands were recently sent to all funders of AGRA (including USAID, the Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation) by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), composed of 30 civil society networks that together represent over 200 million African farmers, and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI). And members of AFSA and SAFCEI have met with members of Congress, urging them to put pressure on USAID to change course. As these discussions continue in Congress, we are asking individuals to take action in support of these efforts.

Help us reach 10,000 emails to USAID by May 1! 

Take a few minutes today to read our letter to USAID, and add your name! Click here to send an automated email to USAID!

Then share this call to action widely with your friends and networks! Individual signers without an organizational affiliation are welcome and encouraged to sign. 

Please share on Twitter! You can use the messages, hashtags, and mentions provided here, or write your own!

#notinourname : @USAID is spending taxpayer $$ on failing @AGRAAlliance. Defund AGRA, support African farmers! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers 

Dear @USAID @gatesfoundation @RockefellerFdn : African farmer orgs have asked you to stop funding @AGRAAlliance because it harms small farmers—why won’t you listen? https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers 

The world is heating up from #climatechange—@USAID, catch up! Start funding more #agroecology and less #industrialag https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers 

Dear @USAID @gatesfoundation @RockefellerFdn: small-scale African farmers don’t want more #industrialag … Fund #agroecology instead! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers 

Tell @USAID now: stop funding a harmful Green Revolution in Africa, and provide more support for #agroecology instead! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers 

It’s time for @USAID to start funding #agroecology and supporting #foodsovereignty in Africa, instead of #industrialag. Sign the petition now: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/usaid-defund-agra-support-african-farmers

 

For campaign updates and additional resources, please check out our campaign website at usaidendthegreenrevolution.org!

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