About 50 people in front of the Gates Foundation sign with protest signs and banners.

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 […]

Heather Day, Matt Canfield, and our four panelists featured on a Zoom call grid.

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 […]

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 […]

An image of sorghum plants red in color growing in a field, against a blue sky.

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 […]

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UN Food System Summit ‘Dialogue” events spark renewed concerns of corporate capture in North American food system and rural economies globally

CAGJ is a proud member of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), an organization that has been closely following the developments of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), scheduled to take place in New York City in September 2021. Below is a letter NFFC drafted regarding the event. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced […]

New Report: A Summit Under Siege! Position Paper on UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura La Via Campesina (LVC) recently published a position paper criticizing the current trajectory of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS21) set to convene in fall 2021 while emphasizing the importance of creating a holistic, fair conversation around global food systems. LVC has played a significant role […]