This is a report on the side event that CAGJ/AGRA Watch organized at the UN Conference on Biodiversity COP13 Negotiations on the Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancun, Mexico. The event, Biodiversity Under Threat: The Gates Foundation, Philanthrocapitalism and the Capture of African Agricultural Biodiversity, was sponsored by African Centre for Biodiversity, CAGJ/AGRA Watch, and […]
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 […]
See more photos of the week’s action and award ceremony on Facebook. Watch video of the Prize Ceremony from USFSA Facebook page – scroll down to the livestream on Oct 15. Watch the full video of the Ceremony on YouTube! Last week, representatives of over 20 organizations gathered in Seattle and Bellingham for several days […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY PRIZE PROTEST TIES GATES FOUNDATION TO WORLD FOOD PRIZE OCT 12, 2016 SEATTLE, WA – Activists from around the world gather in Seattle this week to honor grassroots organizations and leaders in the food sovereignty movement. On Saturday, they will come together for the Food Sovereignty Prize, an alternative to […]
In light of the recent media spotlight on the Clinton Foundation, AGRA Watch investigated the relationship among the Clinton Foundation, AGRA, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
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.
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 […]
Pushing Pro-Agribusiness Policy Change by Funding a Pro-Business Ratings System The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF) is a major donor to a World Bank affiliate known as Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA), a group that rates 40 developing countries on their policies that affect agriculture and agribusiness markets. The Oakland Institute, a partner of […]