Cultivating Care, Growing Movements CAGJ’s Rise Up! Summer School is a free, 3-month political education and leadership development program for community members, where we create space to collectively develop tools and analysis to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement. This year, we will dig into the root of movement building — creating more space for […]
Category Archives: Agra Watch Blog Posts
CAGJ is hiring: AGRA Watch Consultant
Community Alliance for Global Justice is hiring a full-time consultant to lead AGRA Watch research and communications in the build up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Deadline to apply: June 11, 2021. AGRA Watch Consultant Job Description About AGRA Watch: AGRA Watch is a campaign of Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ). CAGJ […]
Report-back on COVID Vaccine Trade Justice Mobilizations
Update May 5th: We just got the INCREDIBLE news that the Biden administration will support the TRIPS waiver in WTO negotiations currently taking place with the goal of making Covid vaccines more accessible, particularly in the global south. Going against the wishes of the pharmaceutical companies and Bill Gates, “President Biden’s support for the TRIPS […]
THURS 4/29: CAGJ Trivia Night!
You are invited to join CAGJ’s Trivia Night! THURS April 29, 7 – 8:30PM CAGJ’s Members, Interns, Volunteers and Supporters are invited to join us for this fun event to celebrate Membership Month! Trivia will test your knowledge of CAGJ’s 20 years of history, and about the Food Sovereignty movement. If you give us your […]
Membership Month & 2020 CAGJ Annual Report!
APRIL IS CAGJ MEMBERSHIP MONTH! Soon you should receive CAGJ’s beautiful 2020 Annual Report in the mail. You can also check it out online! A letter from CAGJ’s Executive Director, Heather Day Happy Spring! I just came in from playing outside with my son Henry, after his first day back at school in over a […]
Are GMOs the only solution to food insecurity? Cornell Alliance for Science fellows claim they are
By Na Haby Stella Faye, AGRA Watch Intern My research with CAGJ as an AGRA Watch Intern has focused on gathering publications by Cornell Alliance for Science (CAS) fellows, and analyzing the narratives promoted in their writings, both before they became fellows, and after their training at CAS. Cornell Alliance for Science (CAS) is a […]
Report-back on Webinar: Billionaire or Community Solutions to Climate Chaos?
Introduction On Thursday, February 25, CAGJ’s AGRA Watch campaign hosted a webinar in response to Bill Gates’ recently released book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster to unpack the role of Gates in contributing to the global climate crisis through his promotion of industrial agriculture. For more context, you can view our 4-part infographic series […]
THURS 2/25 Webinar: Billionaire or Community Solutions to Climate Chaos?
YOU ARE INVITED! FREE EVENT THURS FEB 25, 10 – 11:30am PST | 1 – 2:30pm EST | 7 – 8:30pm CET | 8 – 9:30pm CAT via Zoom Registration is required: click here. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event. Please forward widely and share the Facebook event! Community Alliance for Global […]
African Civil Society Declaration On The African-European Union Partnership
Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura CAGJ recently signed on to a declaration on the African-European Union partnership drafted by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), of which CAGJ became a member in 2018. African civil society organizations previously acknowledged recent EU-driven processes for rural transformation for their focus on “Africa’s […]
No Longer the “Wrong Seeds”: Farmer Seed Enterprise
Blog post by Carol Thompson “They called and asked to buy sorghum and millet seeds from us.” This simple statement reversed more than 25 years of derision and outright scorn of the idea that smallholder farmers in Southern Africa could propagate good quality seeds for planting, instead of grain. The decades of public denigration from […]