Farming with Influence: South Africa Agroecology Exchange Article Series

By Shalon Jones, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives In October 2017, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange, representing the Mississippi Association of Southern Cooperatives alongside Mr. Ben Burkett.  With much…

En La Lucha No Hay Fronteras (In the Struggle There Are No Borders)

By Kathia Ramirez, Organizer, CATA (Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas/ The Farmworkers’ Support Committee) Fifth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel with…

Transnational Resistance to the Super Banana: How We Organized to Counter the Gates Foundation and Cornell Alliance for Science in Uganda

The battle over GMO’s is heating up in Africa, as several countries consider new laws to permit their production. As Uganda’s so-called Biosafety Law faces new challenges, AGRA Watch member Matt Canfield reflects on our transnational…

Justina’s Reflections on the US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange

By Justina Ramirez, Farmworker Association of Florida community leader in Homestead, Florida Fourth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October 2017, I represented the Farmworker Association of Florida in a delegation of seven African…

Toward Racial Justice & Food Sovereignty in 2018: Appeal from Simone Adler

Toward Racial Justice & Food Sovereignty in 2018 Dear CAGJ community, We’ve made it – it’s almost 2018!! Thank you for welcoming me into the position of Organizing Director with CAGJ this past year. This experience…

Fighting for Food Justice While Fighting Cancer: Appeal from Heather Day

Fighting for Food Justice While Fighting Cancer To my beloved CAGJ Community: This has been a really tough year for me and my family. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on March 31, and…

CAGJ Appeal from FJP Member Janna Lafferty

“CAGJ is a model for decolonizing solidarity and food activism in the U.S.” Please donate today CAGJ Empowers Individuals while Growing a Global Movement Hello CAGJ supporters, For over a year now, I have worked as…

Thoughts on Intimacy with Food, Land, and Women from South Africa: “Where there are women you can never go wrong.”

By Alsie Parks, Field Organizer for Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) Third in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Black women possess knowledge that comes from a deep place of knowing and nurturing….

Farmworkers Resist and Organize: Connected Struggles for Farmworker Justice in South Africa and the US

By Edgar Franks, Organizer with Community to Community Development in Bellingham, WA Second in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series   This past October I was part of the delegation sent by the US Food…

CAGJ’s End of Year Appeal & 2017 Accomplishments

Many of you will will receive our end of year letter in the mail this week. If not, here is what you missed! Thank you for donating generously to CAGJ during this giving season, to help…