Agroecology as Innovation

Article by Timothy A. Wise, originally published on Food Tank Summary by Becca Fogel, AGRA Watch Intern On July 3, 2019, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report entitled Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition, signalling the agency’s continued shift toward […]

PRESS RELEASE: Agroecology Community Leaders Travel to South Africa for Learning Exchange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice |simone@cagj.org | 215-873-4672 Corbin Laedlein, Global Linkages Program Coordinator, WhyHunger |corbin@whyhunger.org |+27 064 738 4703 (South Africa)   Agroecology Community Leaders Travel to South Africa for Learning Exchange SEATTLE, WA October 10, 2017 – Today a delegation of seven African American, […]

Blogs, Reports, Fact Sheets, & More: CAGJ/AGRA Watch at UN Conference on Biodiversity

In December, staff and members of CAGJ and AGRA Watch traveled to Mexico to present in a conference in Mexico City on the current state of genetic engineering, participate in the UN Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, and organize a side event with our African and European partners on the Gates Foundation and philanthrocapitalism. The … Continue reading “Blogs, Reports, Fact Sheets, & More: CAGJ/AGRA Watch at UN Conference on Biodiversity”

Soil Fertility: Agro-Ecology and NOT the Green Revolution for Africa

The African Center for Biodiversity has released a new report about the effects of the Green Revolution. Unmistakably, interventions pushing for high tech solutions such as genetically modified seeds, increased pesticide use and increased use of synthetic fertilizers in Africa for enhancing soil fertility is a short term fix, and actually harmful in the long term.