Watch “Money,” 3rd episode in AGRA Watch film series, “Rich Appetites”

Today, AGRA Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa are launching “Money,” the third episode in our Rich Appetites film series! We are grateful to Mariam Mayet and Daniel Maingi for contributing their viewpoints to the film, and Greenhouse Cartoons for their incredible animation! The Rich Appetites film series details how American billionaires […]

Image is the African continent. The top of it is covered with uniform corn, and reads "This is USAID's legacy, due to supporting the African 'Green Revolution.'" The bottom half of the continent includes a wide variety of colorful grains and legumes, and reads "But it could look like this." Bottom reads "Defund AGRA. Support agroecology."

TAKE ACTION NOW! Call on USAID to end support to failing “Green Revolution”

Please take action today to stand with African farmers! Join our campaign calling on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop using taxpayer money to fund the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).  AGRA is a highly unpopular and failing initiative that imposes corporate-dominated industrial agriculture on African farmers. USAID has […]

Farmers stand on soil with green vegetation in foreground, as combines advance in the distance

AGRA is failing farmers, but helping foreign corporations

An analysis by AGRA Watch In late February, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) released an external evaluation of its Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) program. Launched in 2017, PIATA aimed to transform agriculture into an engine of economic growth and claimed that it would increase incomes and improve […]

Small farmers feed the world

by AGRA Watch intern Sarah Muniz The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently issued a report that supports the damaging myth that small-scale producers are not viable nor capable of feeding the global population; this further perpetuates the belief that the industrial food system is best. In response, eight organizations wrote a letter […]

IATP Press Release: ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA STILL FAILING AFRICA’S FARMERS

ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA STILL FAILING AFRICA’S FARMERS March 4, 2022 Donor-funded evaluation shows “AGRA did not meet its headline goal” to reduce hunger Cambridge, Mass.—A new donor-commissioned evaluation of the controversial Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) reveals serious shortcomings in the 15-year-old initiative’s efforts to “catalyze a farming […]

Rachel Hoversland: Help CAGJ Continue our Transformative Food Sovereignty Work

SPECIAL APPEAL from Rachel Hoversland Hi CAGJ Supporters! My name is Rachel Hoversland, this year’s Rise Up! Summer School Co-Coordinator and the Co-Chair of CAGJ’s Food Justice Project. I’m writing to you today to ask you to consider an end-of-year donation to help CAGJ continue our transformative food sovereignty work.  Let me take a few […]

Ashley Fent: CAGJ builds solidarity from the ground up

You are invited! Join us SAT Dec 18 for CAGJ’s Holiday Party & Open Mic. Register to receive the Zoom link. More details below. SPECIAL APPEAL from Ashley Fent, AGRA Watch Researcher & Film-Maker Dear CAGJ Supporters, ‘Tis that time of year, and yes, I’m about to hit you up for money to support the amazing […]