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? […]

CAGJ Racial Justice Leadership Collective

To join the collective, please contact Simone ([email protected] or 206-405-4600). What is the Collective and why is it important? In 2018, we are making a commitment to strengthen how we organize for racial justice across CAGJ – in our organizing committees, campaigns, leadership, and political education with our members and the community. To support this commitment, […]

March 13: Who Profits from Philanthropy? A Community Event

TUES March 13, 6:30-8:30PM Who Profits from Philanthropy? A Community Event about “Philanthrocapitalism” and its Alternatives Location: Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118   This event is FREE; Food provided. Accessibility Info: the side of the building has a wheelchair accessible ramp with an accessible bathroom located on the same floor. We […]

Call your WA Representatives to Ban Atlantic Salmon Net Pens

Last week, Washington state’s Senate passed Bill 6086, committing to phase out Atlantic Salmon Net Pen farming statewide. After the net pen spill in August that released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into the Puget Sound, this is a step in the right direction for the fate of our local waters and the […]

En La Lucha No Hay Fronteras (In the Struggle There Are No Borders)

By Kathia Ramirez, Organizer, CATA (Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas/ The Farmworkers’ Support Committee) Fifth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel with 7 other comrades on an Agroecology Exchange to South Africa. This Exchange was a continuation of a process that […]

Transnational Resistance to the Super Banana: How We Organized to Counter the Gates Foundation and Cornell Alliance for Science in Uganda

The battle over GMO’s is heating up in Africa, as several countries consider new laws to permit their production. As Uganda’s so-called Biosafety Law faces new challenges, AGRA Watch member Matt Canfield reflects on our transnational campaign to prevent the Super Banana from being grown in that country. By Matt Canfield, a member of AGRA […]

Justina’s Reflections on the US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange

By Justina Ramirez, Farmworker Association of Florida community leader in Homestead, Florida Fourth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October 2017, I represented the Farmworker Association of Florida in a delegation of seven African American, Latinx, and Mexican farmers and farmworkers from the US arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the […]