Open Letter to Paul Collier, in response to “Politics of Hunger”

To:Editors, Foreign Affairs From:William Aal, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Seattle Lucy Jarosz, Professor, Geography, University of Washington Carol Thompson, Professor, Political Economy, Northern Arizona University Re:Open Letter to Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, UK, in response to “Politics of Hunger,” Foreign […]

Response to Paul Collier in Foreign Affairs

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Paul Collier advocates “slaying three giants” to end the food crisis “peasant agriculture, fear of scientific agriculture and the myth of biofuels to overcome US oil dependence.”  CAGJ member William Aal, our recent guest Carol Thompson of Northern Arizona University and Lucy Jarosz of UW have written a […]

AGRA Watch Letter to Scientific American

Read AGRA Watch’s letter to Scientific American, in response to their article, “Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture.” Please check back to see if they publish it! Editors: In regards to your article “Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture.” [Aug 2008], isn’t it time that groups in wealthy developed […]

Four Categories of Problems with AGRA

Political • uses tax-exempt foundation money to act without accountability • uses influence to monopolize discussions of development and agriculture • promotes solutions decided upon undemocratically, by people whose authority has not been conferred by the populace and whose frame of reference is the Global North • frames the problem as African production, rather than […]