“Privatization is not the Answer”: 2nd film companion guide just released!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve published our companion guide to Rich Appetites Episode 2 (Seeds)! This guide is available in three formats: as a page on the film website, a Google Doc, and a PDF (available for download on the film webpage). The companion guide goes into more detail on topics covered in the second film, diving deeper into the research […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-USAID and Congress: Stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa

For immediate release: August 30, 2022 Contact: Ashley Fent, [email protected], 253-686-6081 Community groups and taxpayers call on USAID and Congress to stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa In solidarity with African civil society groups, more than 1,100 letter signers demand that taxpayer money no longer be spent on the failing Alliance for a Green Revolution […]

AGRA Watch releases position statement

Over the past few months, AGRA Watch’s core members have developed a position statement, responding to the appropriation of our analysis to serve causes we do not agree with (including right-wing and anti-vaccine agendas). We strongly object to baseless conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation, which detract from our research and organizing […]

Collage of images of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Joe Biden, along with industrial farming and agroecological alternatives

Announcing Ep4 of Rich Appetites docuseries!

We are SO EXCITED to announce today’s launch of “Science,” the fourth episode in our Rich Appetites docuseries, co-produced with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). Watch Episode 4 now!! (10min) Rich Appetites details how American billionaires and philanthro-capitalists like Bill Gates and his Foundation are underwriting the corporate control of African food systems under the […]

SLEE 2022 Gratitude

Our 16th Annual SLEE – Back together again! We can’t thank you enough for attending CAGJ’s 16th Annual SLEE! There couldn’t have been a better setting than outdoors in the MLK Fame Garden where we enjoyed garden tours and a keynote from Black Star Farmers, music by Sin Fronteras, and delicious appetizers made with local […]

Backlash Against GMO Cowpeas Being Released Commercially in West Africa

Summary by AGRA Watch intern Sarah Muniz As reported by the African Centre for Biosafety, in the spring of this year, a coalition of NGOs, research experts, and farmer groups demanded that the Nigerian government prohibit the release of genetically modified cowpeas (Bt Cowpea) for public sale.  Cowpeas, popularly known as black-eyed peas in the […]

Women Farmers in Africa are Leading the Way Towards Agroecological Food Systems

Summary by AGRA Watch intern Sarah Muniz In Africa, about 60% of people work as small-scale food producers in some capacity, and at least half of those are women.  Women play a critical role in agriculture, including in sorting, saving, and sharing seeds. A recent report entitled ​​African Women Speak Out for Agroecology details how […]

Come to SLEE & Volunteer this SATURDAY!

SAT July 16th, 3 – 6PM Pacific 16th Annual SLEE Gala – Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Click here to purchase tickets Volunteers get in for free! We are still seeking volunteers to help on Saturday: Come early to help set-up and decorate, and/or come an hour before to help as a server, silent auction helper, […]

SAT July 16th, 3-6PM: 16th Annual SLEE Gala

16th Annual SLEE Gala Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere! Click here to purchase tickets CAGJ’s 16th SLEE Gala celebrates Black and Indigenous led food justice organizing in Seattle with our keynote by Black Star Farmers. Join us in-person outdoors for a Covid-safe gathering! Date: Saturday, July 16th, 2022 Time: 3 – 6 PM PDT Location: MLK Fame […]