AFSA PRESS RELEASE 26 April 2018 : Hands Off African Seeds! No Intellectual Property on Life

Thursday, April 26, 2018 Hands Off African Seeds! – No Intellectual Property on Life The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) today launches a continental seed policy report challenging the corporate capture of African farmers’ seeds and seed systems. Launched on World Intellectual Property Day, the report documents the policy shift towards corporatisation of […]

AGRA Watch Campaign Training: SUN MAY 6, 3-5:30PM

Location in Seattle TBA Join AGRA Watch for a workshop on how the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has a global effect on agriculture. Who decides where the money goes? Who holds these decision makers accountable? Who decides what foods African farmers can grow, how they can grow it, and who can access it? […]

Corporate profit from South Africa’s smallholder farmers support programs

The African Centre for Biodiversity recently examined South Africa’s smallholder support programs. These funds are supposed to serve 300,000 smallholder farmers in the country and enhance their ability to feed themselves and their communities. Their report,“Input supply in South Africa’s smallholder farmer support programmes: A tale of neo-apartheid plans, dodgy dealings and corporate capture” shows […]

MON 4/9: Report-Back on the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange with 2 NW Organizers

MON April 9, 6:30 – 8:30PM Hear the Report–Back on the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange With Dean Jackson, Urban Farmer, and Edgar Franks, Farmworker Organizer FREE! Dinner will be provided. Location: New Hope Baptist Church, 124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 RSVP’s appreciated but not required: Please email contact_us@cagj.org Help publicize! Share the Facebook Event […]

CAGJ Racial Justice Leadership Collective

To join the collective, please contact Simone (simone@cagj.org or 206-405-4600). What is the Collective and why is it important? In 2018, we are making a commitment to strengthen how we organize for racial justice across CAGJ – in our organizing committees, campaigns, leadership, and political education with our members and the community. To support this commitment, […]

Update: Bill to Ban Atlantic Salmon Net Pens Headed to Governor Inslee

Thank you for your calls and emails to your state representatives last week! The bill to phase out net pen fishing has made it through the House and is being sent to Governor Inslee to be signed. The Executive Director of Futurewise, Christopher Wierzbicki reported that the bill “…prevents the renewal, extension, or new leases […]

Call your WA Representatives to Ban Atlantic Salmon Net Pens

Last week, Washington state’s Senate passed Bill 6086, committing to phase out Atlantic Salmon Net Pen farming statewide. After the net pen spill in August that released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into the Puget Sound, this is a step in the right direction for the fate of our local waters and the […]

Farming with Influence: South Africa Agroecology Exchange Article Series

By Shalon Jones, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives In October 2017, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange, representing the Mississippi Association of Southern Cooperatives alongside Mr. Ben Burkett.  With much excitement and anticipation, many thoughts ran across my mind. Although this was a journey to gain understanding, knowledge, and […]

En La Lucha No Hay Fronteras (In the Struggle There Are No Borders)

By Kathia Ramirez, Organizer, CATA (Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas/ The Farmworkers’ Support Committee) Fifth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel with 7 other comrades on an Agroecology Exchange to South Africa. This Exchange was a continuation of a process that […]