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AGRA is failing farmers, but helping foreign corporations

An analysis by AGRA Watch In late February, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) released an external evaluation of its Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) program. Launched in 2017, PIATA aimed to transform agriculture into an engine of economic growth and claimed that it would increase incomes and improve […]

Small farmers feed the world

by AGRA Watch intern Sarah Muniz The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently issued a report that supports the damaging myth that small-scale producers are not viable nor capable of feeding the global population; this further perpetuates the belief that the industrial food system is best. In response, eight organizations wrote a letter […]

La Via Campesina: #8M2022 | Global Call to Action | By Sowing Food Sovereignty, We Harvest Rights and a Dignified Life!

OFFICIAL POSTER. CLICK TO ENLARGE Bagnolet, 23 February 2021: On March 8, 2022–International Working Women’s Day—we salute the historic struggles of organized working women in the countryside and in cities for their rights and to live with dignity. Women are the ones who feed their peoples, preserve collective memory, and lead resistance throughout the world. […]

AFSA: African Women Speak Out for Agroecology

The African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems published a brilliant article titled ‘African Women Speak Out for Agroecology’ to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, with the theme Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. The article’s content grew out of our storytelling project in five African countries, and it’s a useful resource […]

IATP Press Release: ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA STILL FAILING AFRICA’S FARMERS

ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA STILL FAILING AFRICA’S FARMERS March 4, 2022 Donor-funded evaluation shows “AGRA did not meet its headline goal” to reduce hunger Cambridge, Mass.—A new donor-commissioned evaluation of the controversial Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) reveals serious shortcomings in the 15-year-old initiative’s efforts to “catalyze a farming […]

MARCH 2022 CAGJ E-news

CAGJ Monthly E-Newsletter | March 1, 2022 HEADLINES | CAGJ HAPPENINGS | TAKE ACTION | CAGJ NEWS & ANALYSIS | COMMUNITY CALENDAR | Get Involved! Upcoming CAGJ Meetings Book Launch with Vandana Shiva & Heather Day: Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Democracy Watch the event If you missed the launch of the new book edited […]

Book Launch with Vandana Shiva & Heather Day: Watch the event

Book Launch with Vandana Shiva & Heather Day: Watch the event If you missed the launch of the new book edited by Vandana Shiva, Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Democracy, watch the one hour event, or read the transcript. CAGJ’s director Heather Day was invited to speak alongside Shiva as AGRA Watch contributed a chapter […]

FEBRUARY 2022 CAGJ E-News

CAGJ Monthly E-Newsletter | FEBRUARY 9, 2022 HEADLINES | CAGJ HAPPENINGS | TAKE ACTION | CAGJ NEWS & ANALYSIS | COMMUNITY CALENDAR | Get Involved! Upcoming CAGJ Meetings Join Heather Day at the Launch of a New Book Edited by Vandana Shiva: Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Democracy Join YES! and Synergetic Press for the […]

Let’s Stop Celebrating the Demise of China’s Small-scale Farms

by CAGJ member Ross Doll China’s small-scale and subsistence household farms across the country are rapidly fading. For thousands of years the foundation of Chinese agriculture and a fixture of China’s vast countryside, they are now being replaced by the large-scale and mechanized operations so common in the Global North.1 Prominent Western and Chinese media […]

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JANUARY 2022 CAGJ E-News

CAGJ Monthly E-Newsletter | JANUARY 5, 2022 HEADLINES | CAGJ HAPPENINGS | TAKE ACTION | CAGJ NEWS & ANALYSIS | COMMUNITY CALENDAR | Get Involved! Upcoming CAGJ Meetings Happy New Year from Community Alliance for Global Justice May 2022 Bring Abundance, Joy & Food Sovereignty Thank you CAGJ Members for your end of year support! […]