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 […]
Category Archives: Agra Watch Blog Posts
Seed privatization threatens farmers in Africa–watch Rich Appetites Episode 2 (Seeds) now!
We are very excited to announce the release of the second episode of our short film series, Rich Appetites: How Big Philanthropy is Shaping the Future of Food in Africa! Watch now, on the film website and Vimeo! This episode exposes the Gates Foundation’s role in promoting laws that commercialize seeds in Africa and beyond, […]
Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 – what growth, and for whom?
By guest author Helene Schmutzler The Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 was a continuation of business-as-usual: the neoliberal capture of high-level political events to promote Western-led and finance-focused pseudo-solutions. The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit took place on December 7-8, 2021, as the culminating event of the #NutritionYearofAction. The N4G Summit is an international, multi-stakeholder […]
How CAS Fellows are Discrediting Agroecology… and Failing at it
Image: CAS director Sarah Evanega (in “I <3 GMOs” shirt, front center) with government and agribusiness industry representatives By AGRA Watch intern Na Haby Stella Faye The mainstream media often portrays agroecological practices in a belittling way. At best, they are described as utopian; at worst, as damaging to the international economic system. This contributes […]
An End-of-Year Letter to our Members & Supporters + 2021 Accomplishments
Many of you 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 us continue to build the global food sovereignty movement! Dear CAGJ friends, In our 20th year, CAGJ is growing — […]
The More the Climate Changes, the More Everything Stays the Same: COP26 Advances Industrial Agriculture and Undermines Real Solutions
By AGRA Watch intern Camille Marie Munro The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP261) is currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Although COP26 has been deemed a turning point for humanity and described by conference organizers as the “world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control,” not a single day of the […]
Thank You for a Beautiful 20th Anniversary + SLEE!
Our 15th SLEE and 20th Anniversary! Thank you to everyone who came together for another beautiful SLEE! It was a big one, being our 15th SLEE Gala and CAGJ’s 20th Anniversary Party! If you were not able to make it live, you can still watch the whole event here. (See links to highlights of the […]
Tonight SAT OCT 9, 2021: ZOOM link for SLEE!
Greetings! We know some of you would love to join but have not had the chance to register, so we are sharing the Zoom for this evening. Hope to see you there! TONIGHT! SAT OCT 9th, 6 – 7:30PM PDT Community Alliance for Global Justice presents SLEE Virtual Gala with Keynote by Raj Patel Celebrating […]
Bill Gates and the Epidemic of White Saviorism
By Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch & A Growing Culture Today, we see a lot of prominent people in the Global North pitching solutions to the world’s problems. They claim that their business savvy, resources, and influence are exactly what’s missing in the quest to save humanity from poverty, hunger, and illness. […]
“Back off, AGRA!” Civil society calls on donors to defund AGRA in Sept. press conference
On September 2, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) held a virtual press conference calling on donors to defund the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), leading up to AGRA’s African Green Revolution Forum. Speakers also called on the Gates Foundation and other AGRA donors to respond to letters AFSA first […]