March Against Monsanto- May 23, 2015

CAGJ was excited to participate in Seattle’s March Against Monsanto rally at Westlake Park this past Saturday- May 23, 2015- to say NO to the terrible biotech/bigAgra models presented by Monsanto. Heather Day, CAGJ’s ED, spoke to the crowd about the strong ties between the Gates Foundation and Monsanto. From her speech, “ In 2010, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Gates Foundation Plots Ways of Profiting from Africa’s Seed Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2015 Contact: 
Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@cagj.org Gates Foundation Plots Ways of Profiting from Africa’s Seed Systems Simultaneous Demonstrations in London and Seattle SEATTLE, WA — Today, Monday, March 23, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development […]

PRESS ADVISORY: Simultaneous Demonstrations in Seattle and London Oppose Gates Foundation’s Secret Meeting about Seed Privatization in Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2015 Contact: 
Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@cagj.org   Simultaneous Demonstrations in Seattle and London Oppose Gates Foundation’s Secret Meeting about Seed Privatization in Africa SEATTLE, WA — On Monday, March 23, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International […]

Africa-US Summit Report Published

We recently published a full report on the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit which we hosted October 12-14, 2014. The report describes the current and historical context of both US and African agriculture, as participants shared in the meeting. It also includes pieces of original research conducted by AGRA Watch on the Gates Foundation’s agricultural […]

‘Yes, we have no bananas’

CAGJ authors were recently published in Third World Resurgence with an article about the ‘Super Banana’. ‘Yes, we have no bananas’ The drive by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to introduce a genetically engineered ‘super banana’ into the Ugandan market can only be viewed as part of a powerful and coordinated effort to transform […]

Moving Forward from the Summit- Tackling the GM Banana

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project hosted the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle October 10 – 14, 2014. The four-day meetings brought together a range of grassroots organizations, progressive funders, and international networks working towards food sovereignty in Africa and the United States. And now the real work is beginning! Coming out of the Summit, […]

AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana

ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA requests organizational sign-ons to the letter below by Friday December 5th, 2014.  Please reply to Bridget Mugambe at: b_mugambe@yahoo.com AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana Dear Friends and Colleagues: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is extremely concerned about a Bill and Melinda […]

Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

On Oct 10-14, 2014 Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and […]