Corporate profit from South Africa’s smallholder farmers support programs

The African Centre for Biodiversity recently examined South Africa’s smallholder support programs. These funds are supposed to serve 300,000 smallholder farmers in the country and enhance their ability to feed themselves and their communities. Their report,“Input supply in South Africa’s smallholder farmer support programmes: A tale of neo-apartheid plans, dodgy dealings and corporate capture” shows […]

Negotiation and Dialogue at the UN Biodiversity Conference

This is the second in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico. Read the first blog: Convention on Biological Diversity: what is it and why do we participate? Beginning this past Sunday and going through December 17th, the two week United […]

Convention on Biological Diversity: what is it and why do we participate?

This is the first in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico. “Food sovereignty ensures that the right to use and manage lands, territories, waters, seeds, livestock and biodiversity are in the hands of those who produce the food” Declaration of […]

Anchor Farm Project: The Clinton Foundation’s Link to AGRA/BMGF

By Cate Abascal, AGRA Watch Intern, September 2015; Updated by Megumi Sugihara, AGRA Watch Member, September 2016 Anchor Farm Project is a commercial agriculture program designed initially for the farmers in Malawi.[1] It has been developed and operated by the Clinton Foundation’s “Clinton Development Initiative” and funded directly and indirectly by the Bill and Melinda […]

EU Parliament Agrees With a Report that’s Highly Critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

  March 2014, World Development Movement(WDM) campaigners(above, below) dressed as business people from Monsanto, Diageo, SABMiller and Unilever delivered a cake to the  Department For International Development to “thank” the UK government for its support in allowing them to carve up Africa. In early June the EU Parliament voted to accept a report put out […]

Huff Post: Yes, We Need No GMO Bananas

Our campaign is highlighted by our friends at Food First on Huffington Post in this great article co-written by our ISU student allies, Ahna Kruzic, Angie Carter and Rivka Fidel. Please comment at Huff Post and please share widely! Posted March 18, 2016 on Huffington Post by Eric Holt-Gimenez, with Ahna Kruzic, Angie Carter and […]

AGRA Watch Action Report: Petition signed by over 57,000 delivered to Gates Foundation and ISU

February 15, 2016: Petition calling for halt of GMO banana human trials delivered to Gates Foundation and Iowa State University Photos -See professional photographer Jonathan Lee’s photos on Facebook here. -See CAGJ’s photos on Facebook here. Pictured in photo: Emma Shorr, Bill Aal and Phil Bereano of AGRA Watch deliver petitions to Gates Foundation. Photo […]

AGRA WATCH PRESS RELEASE: Over 57,000 Express Concern with Human Feeding Trials of GMO Bananas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ames Contact: Hannah Dankbar  515-867-1731 Seattle Contact: Heather Day  206-724-2243 Salk Institute Contact: David Schubert  858-453-4100 x1528 Over 57,000 Express Concern with Human Feeding Trials of GMO Bananas Simultaneous demonstrations in Ames and Seattle highlight controversy surrounding Gates Foundation-funded Transgenic Banana Study at Iowa State University Ames, IA and Seattle, WA:  On […]