April 2 Event: “We Are the Solution!” African Women Speak Out on Grassroots Solutions to Hunger and Poverty

FREE EVENT, 6:30 – 8:30 PM: AGRA Watch presents Fatou Batta, Groundswell International Co-coordinator for West Africa and member of the Strategic Steering Committee of the We Are the Solution! Campaign Location: University Friends Meeting, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle 98105, link to map here Please join us for an exciting evening with Fatou Batta […]

Advocating for African Farmers

Interview with AGRA Watch Co-chair Janae Choquette! Paul K. Haeder / Down to Earth NW Correspondent For Janae Choquette, it’s a no-brainer to support small-scale agriculture because solutions are local-based and then set into motion through local experts. She’s co-chair of AGRA Watch, a program organized by Seattle’s Community Alliance for Global Justice, which is […]

Roots of Recent Uprisings, by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair

Mainstream coverage of the Egyptian uprising depicts protests dominated by youth– organizing using Facebook and Twitter—that caused the fall of Mubarak. Sometimes the tragic case of Mohamed Bouazizi is referenced. He was the 26-year-old Tunisian whose self-immolation in protest of constant police harassment and humiliation led to the uprisings in Tunisia that soon spread to […]

March 1: Dan Imhoff on Why the Farm Bill matters and what we can do about it!

Come hear nationally renowned author, researcher, publisher and farmer Dan Imhoff speak about the 2012 Farm Bill. Dan Imhoff is the author of two important books: CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories and Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill. Tuesday, March 1, 7-9 pm Location: Architecture Hall, University of […]

Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa

Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa By Phil Bereano Phil Bereano is a co-founder of AGRA Watch and also of the Washington Biotechnology Action Council; he has been active on issues of biotech policy since the early 1980s, locally, nationally and internationally. At the end of January, the Animal and […]

La Vía Campesina Declaration in Cancun

La Via Campesina’s statement on the COP16 meetings in Cancun No to market-based business deals proposed by the governments of industrialized countries and transnational corporations, the thousands of solutions to the climate crisis are in the hands of the people The members of La Vía Campesina, coming from 29 Mexican states and 36 countries from […]

Coverage of AGRA Watch Press Release

On the event of the COP16 UN Climate Change Conference, and the huge demonstrations outside, AGRA Watch has put out a press release along with La Via Campesina North America calling on the Gates Foundation to support real solutions to hunger and climate change.  You can read the whole press release here, and see what other writers […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  From Seattle to Cancun: International Coalition Calls on Gates Foundation for Real Solutions to Hunger and Climate Change December 7th, 2010 Contact: Janae Choquette, AGRA Watch, (425) 218-2213, [email protected] Anne Maina, African Biodiversity Network, (+52) 998 188 7412, [email protected] Seattle, WA – Today as thousands march in Cancun for climate justice, Seattle-based […]

CAGJ Member’s Reflections on 2010 Community Food Security Conference

Aubrey Jenkins: I had the opportunity to visit & volunteer at ‘Our School at Blair Grocery’ – one of the most innovative and inspiring home-schooling/after-school program I have ever heard about. Young farmers started the project interested in teaching sustainable agricultural skills to youth. Surrounded by abandoned homes and properties, a dilapidated grocery store in […]

Monsanto Starting to Reap What They Sow?

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Those of us who follow Monsanto in the news might remember when this past January Forbes magazine named them company of the year. At the time, it indeed seem they were poised to take over the world with their dominance of the GMO seed market and promises of new GMO crops […]