AFSA Press Release: STOP FUNDING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

AFRICA’S LARGEST CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK CALLS ON WESTERN GOVERNMENTS AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS TO STOP FUNDING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) does not speak for African small-scale farmers!  Nairobi, September 2, 2021 Today the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Africa’s largest civil society network, called on donors […]

Report-back: Field Trip to Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

Edgar (left) and Ramon (right) share their learning process with growing nopales in Washington state. Photo Credit: Mikhaila Gonzales Blog post by Mikhaila Gonzales, Spark Northwest Sweating after a few moments in their greenhouse, Mia, Quest and I, together with members of Community Alliance for Global Justice, listened as Ramon Torres, founding member of Cooperativa […]

Press Release: Hundreds of grassroots organizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Summit

Media contact Marion Girard, Media officer at the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) marion.girard.cisneros@csm4cfs.org Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations launch a global counter-mobilization against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit from 25 to 28 July 2021 in Rome and online.  Rome, Italy. […]

Food sovereignty is Africa’s only solution to climate chaos 

Published by GRAIN Written by: Andrew Adem, Nyoni Ndabezinhle, Mariann Bassey, Mamadou Goïta, David Calleb Otieno Summary by Becca Fogel, AGRA Watch Intern As Africa’s population continues to grow, the demand for food increases alongside it, yet the effects of climate change will make food production much more difficult. Global warming is expected to cause […]

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”