“Privatization is not the Answer”: 2nd film companion guide just released!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve published our companion guide to Rich Appetites Episode 2 (Seeds)! This guide is available in three formats: as a page on the film website, a Google Doc, and a PDF (available for download on the film webpage). The companion guide goes into more detail on topics covered in the second film, diving deeper into the research […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-USAID and Congress: Stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa

For immediate release: August 30, 2022 Contact: Ashley Fent, [email protected], 253-686-6081 Community groups and taxpayers call on USAID and Congress to stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa In solidarity with African civil society groups, more than 1,100 letter signers demand that taxpayer money no longer be spent on the failing Alliance for a Green Revolution […]

AGRA Watch releases position statement

Over the past few months, AGRA Watch’s core members have developed a position statement, responding to the appropriation of our analysis to serve causes we do not agree with (including right-wing and anti-vaccine agendas). We strongly object to baseless conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation, which detract from our research and organizing […]

Collage of images of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Joe Biden, along with industrial farming and agroecological alternatives

Announcing Ep4 of Rich Appetites docuseries!

We are SO EXCITED to announce today’s launch of “Science,” the fourth episode in our Rich Appetites docuseries, co-produced with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). Watch Episode 4 now!! (10min) Rich Appetites details how American billionaires and philanthro-capitalists like Bill Gates and his Foundation are underwriting the corporate control of African food systems under the […]

Women Farmers in Africa are Leading the Way Towards Agroecological Food Systems

Summary by AGRA Watch intern Sarah Muniz In Africa, about 60% of people work as small-scale food producers in some capacity, and at least half of those are women.  Women play a critical role in agriculture, including in sorting, saving, and sharing seeds. A recent report entitled ​​African Women Speak Out for Agroecology details how […]

Image is the African continent. The top of it is covered with uniform corn, and reads "This is USAID's legacy, due to supporting the African 'Green Revolution.'" The bottom half of the continent includes a wide variety of colorful grains and legumes, and reads "But it could look like this." Bottom reads "Defund AGRA. Support agroecology."

TAKE ACTION NOW! Call on USAID to end support to failing “Green Revolution”

Please take action today to stand with African farmers! Join our campaign calling on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop using taxpayer money to fund the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).  AGRA is a highly unpopular and failing initiative that imposes corporate-dominated industrial agriculture on African farmers. USAID has […]

Farmers stand on soil with green vegetation in foreground, as combines advance in the distance

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 […]