SUN Sept 26, 5:3PM PT: CAGJ presents a special virtual screening of The Ants & the Grasshopper

Free Film Screening with Co-Director Raj Patel! Co-Sponsored by 350Seattle Screening: 5:30 – 7PM Q&A with the co-director and co-producer Raj Patel: 7- 8 PM Free registration:  https://bit.ly/3yjxs8E.  Help publicize: Share the Facebook event hyperlink. About the film : “Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can […]

Bill Gates and the Corporate Capture of Food Systems: Webinar Recap

On August 19th, Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa hosted a roundtable discussion to raise awareness about the powerful interests working to capture our global food systems. Watch the full recording here on CAGJ’s YouTube channel. Speakers highlighted Bill Gates’ and the Gates Foundation’s roles […]

AFSA Press Release: STOP FUNDING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

AFRICA’S LARGEST CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK CALLS ON WESTERN GOVERNMENTS AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS TO STOP FUNDING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) does not speak for African small-scale farmers!  Nairobi, September 2, 2021 Today the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Africa’s largest civil society network, called on donors […]

Defend Seed Sovereignty, Resist UPOV!

By AGRA Watch Intern Camille Munro Civil society organizations and smallholder farmers around the world are boycotting the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit, which has privileged technocratic solutions and is poised to further consolidate corporate control over the food system–and over seeds. Already, four large multinational corporations–including Corteva (formerly DowDuPont), Bayer (formerly Bayer-Monsanto), and ChemChina […]

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“Food security, or food slavery?” Faith leaders and farmers demand that the Gates Foundation stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa, and fund agroecology instead

Following the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome in July – a prequel to the upcoming Summit in New York, this September – faith communities from across Africa have been calling attention to the far-reaching consequences of current industrial agricultural models. On June 4th, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) sent an […]

Report-back: Field Trip to Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

Edgar (left) and Ramon (right) share their learning process with growing nopales in Washington state. Photo Credit: Mikhaila Gonzales Blog post by Mikhaila Gonzales, Spark Northwest Sweating after a few moments in their greenhouse, Mia, Quest and I, together with members of Community Alliance for Global Justice, listened as Ramon Torres, founding member of Cooperativa […]

Press Release: Hundreds of grassroots organizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Summit

Media contact Marion Girard, Media officer at the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) marion.girard.cisneros@csm4cfs.org Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations launch a global counter-mobilization against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit from 25 to 28 July 2021 in Rome and online.  Rome, Italy. […]

TUES 7/27 Webinar: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements & the Role of Solidarity

Photo credit: Valerie Segrest TUES July 27, 6-7:30PM PDT Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements & the Role of Solidarity Register to receive the Zoom link How is an Indigenous lens on Food Sovereignty unique, and what is the role of non-Natives to act in solidarity with Indigenous-led movements? We will hear from Pacific Northwest scholars and […]