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. […]

“Disarming Gates”: Participatory Theater at the Gates Foundation July 16, 2021

“Disarming Gates”: Participatory Theater at the Gates Foundation Global Action Against the United Nations Food Systems Summit #FoodSystems4People July 16, 2021 – Download the flyer! Did you know? Bill Gates controls more than just land, financial flows, and policy in the US and around the world–he and his foundation have amassed an enormous and undemocratic […]

Registration Now Open: Rise Up! Summer School 2021

Cultivating Care, Growing Movements CAGJ’s Rise Up! Summer School is a free, 3-month political education and leadership development program for community members, where we create space to collectively develop tools and analysis to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement. This year, we will dig into the root of movement building — creating more space for […]

About 50 people in front of the Gates Foundation sign with protest signs and banners.

Report-back on COVID Vaccine Trade Justice Mobilizations

Update May 5th: We just got the INCREDIBLE news that the Biden administration will support the TRIPS waiver in WTO negotiations currently taking place with the goal of making Covid vaccines more accessible, particularly in the global south. Going against the wishes of the pharmaceutical companies and Bill Gates, “President Biden’s support for the TRIPS […]

Heather Day, Matt Canfield, and our four panelists featured on a Zoom call grid.

Report-back on Webinar: Billionaire or Community Solutions to Climate Chaos?

Introduction On Thursday, February 25, CAGJ’s AGRA Watch campaign hosted a webinar in response to Bill Gates’ recently released book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster to unpack the role of Gates in contributing to the global climate crisis through his promotion of industrial agriculture.  For more context, you can view our 4-part infographic series […]

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 […]

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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 […]