We Stand in Solidarity with Indian Farmers: Speech

Remarks by Heather Day, Director of CAGJ, at India Solidarity Rally On February 6, 2021, a car caravan from Federal Way to Seattle protested repression against India’s farmers by the Modi regime, with a rally following at Westlake Plaza. In the largest strike in history, farmers have been peacefully mobilizing since November against 3 proposed […]

African Civil Society Declaration On The African-European Union Partnership

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura CAGJ recently signed on to a declaration on the African-European Union partnership drafted by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), of which CAGJ became a member in 2018. African civil society organizations previously acknowledged recent EU-driven processes for rural transformation  for their focus on “Africa’s […]

CAGJ Joins Clean Greens for Food Justice Youth Workshops

By Lisa Colligan, Food Justice Project Intern Last October, the usual passing of summer to fall was shuffling along; temperatures were cooling, trees were losing their leaves, and gardens were offering up their final harvests. But at Clean Greens Farm and Market, the excitement for food justice was just heating up! Over the course of […]

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No Longer the “Wrong Seeds”: Farmer Seed Enterprise

Blog post by Carol Thompson “They called and asked to buy sorghum and millet seeds from us.” This simple statement reversed more than 25 years of derision and outright scorn of the idea that smallholder farmers in Southern Africa could propagate good quality seeds for planting, instead of grain.  The decades of public denigration from […]

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UN Food System Summit ‘Dialogue” events spark renewed concerns of corporate capture in North American food system and rural economies globally

CAGJ is a proud member of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), an organization that has been closely following the developments of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), scheduled to take place in New York City in September 2021. Below is a letter NFFC drafted regarding the event. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced […]

New Report: A Summit Under Siege! Position Paper on UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura La Via Campesina (LVC) recently published a position paper criticizing the current trajectory of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS21) set to convene in fall 2021 while emphasizing the importance of creating a holistic, fair conversation around global food systems. LVC has played a significant role […]

Media Release: Disparity to Parity Project Seeks Prosperity for All

Diverse Coalition Calls for Systemic Policy Changes to Ensure Equity Across Our Food System National Family Farm Coalition Press Release; Contact: Lisa Griffith, lisa@nffc.net, 773-319-5838 December 14, 2020 – Calling for an end to more than 50 years of unjust farm policies and economic disparity, a diverse coalition of family farmers, grassroots advocates, and food system researchers […]

Fighting Despair with Community, Organizing, Poetry

A message from CAGJ Director, Heather Day Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear CAGJ’s Members & supporters, Living through this past year has been incredibly challenging, even more so for some than others. To fight off despair and find hope, it helps that we defeated a white supremacist facist on election day! […]

Sam Shafer: The Purpose of Solidarity & Why I organize with CAGJ

A message from CAGJ Volunteer Member Sam Shafer Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear Friend of CAGJ, If this year has taught me anything (and woah boy, has it), it is that community organizing is it. To put it plainly, when you invest in the people doing the nitty gritty work, you […]