Climate Justice Requires Peasant Agroecology – Not the Extractivist Model

By Jean Fallow, AGRA Watch Intern This is a summary of Peasant Agroecology Achieves Climate Justice, a 38-page primer that appears in La Via Campesina’s May 2018 e-newsletter. The primer was produced by the Building Climate Justice Advocacy project, a partnership between Afrika Kontakt and La Via Campesina in Southern and Eastern Africa. Peasant Agroecology […]

Synthetic Biology Threatens African Biodiversity, Health, and Livelihoods

By Jean Fallow, AGRA Watch Intern This is a summary of the report “What Does Synthetic Biology Mean for Africa?” by Dr. Eva Sirinathsinghji and Mariam Mayet of the Building International Capacity on Synthetic Biology Assessment and Governance (BICSBAG) Project, which is coordinated by the African Center for Biodiversity, ETC Group, and the Third World […]

Philanthrocapitalism: The Gates Foundation’s African programmes are not charity

By AGRA Watch Member, Phil Bereano. Published in Third World Resurgence, December 2017. The activities of the Gates Foundation are a major example of what has come to be called ‘philanthrocapitalism’. Phil Bereano argues that philanthrocapitalism is an attempt to use market processes to do good, and therefore problematic as markets are ill-suited to producing […]

Today is #GiveBIG! Double your Membership Month gift to CAGJ!

Dear Community, Make GiveBIG a big boost for our Membership Month fundraising campaign!  GiveBIG is TODAY! All gifts will be matched thanks to UFCW 21 and generous CAGJ members. Help us reach our $5000 Membership Month goal! Make a one-time donation via GiveBig – 60% of CAGJ’s budget is fueled by our Members! Donate TODAY […]

One week to double your Membership Month gift to CAGJ!

Dear Community, Make GiveBIG a big boost for our Membership Month fundraising campaign!  GiveBIG is next WED May 9; you can schedule your gift today, and it will be matched thanks to UFCW 21 and generous CAGJ members. Help us reach our $5000 Membership Month goal! Make a one-time donation via GiveBig – 60% of […]

AFSA PRESS RELEASE 26 April 2018 : Hands Off African Seeds! No Intellectual Property on Life

Thursday, April 26, 2018 Hands Off African Seeds! – No Intellectual Property on Life The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) today launches a continental seed policy report challenging the corporate capture of African farmers’ seeds and seed systems. Launched on World Intellectual Property Day, the report documents the policy shift towards corporatisation of […]

CAGJ Appeal: We love you, CAGJ Members!

Save the Date! 2018 SLEE Dinner will be SAT September 29th April is Membership Month  Hopefully you have received our beautiful 2017 Annual Report in the mail – if not, check it out here!  Our Members make CAGJ’s grassroots and transnational organizing for food sovereignty possible: Please become a Sustaining Member or make a one-time […]

AGRA Watch Campaign Training: SUN MAY 6, 3-5:30PM

Location in Seattle TBA Join AGRA Watch for a workshop on how the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has a global effect on agriculture. Who decides where the money goes? Who holds these decision makers accountable? Who decides what foods African farmers can grow, how they can grow it, and who can access it? […]