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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bill Gates and the Epidemic of White Saviorism

By Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch & A Growing Culture Today, we see a lot of prominent people in the Global North pitching solutions to the world’s problems. They claim that their business savvy, resources, and influence are exactly what’s missing in the quest to save humanity from poverty, hunger, and illness. […]

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 […]