AGRA Watch

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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.

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Report on Day 1 of Community Food Security Coalition Conference

Today Travis English, Ashley Fent and Heather Day of CAGJ participated in ‘From People Power to Public Policy: A Gathering of Local and State Food Policy Councils’, our first day in Des Moines, Iowa.  We’ve been…