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.
Join CAGJ on 18th Anniversary of WTO Shut-Down! Film Screening: This Is What Democracy Looks Like THURS November 30, 8 – 10pm Attend Anakbayan Delegation Report-Back 6-8pm Location: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle,…