Teach-Out Report: Clean Greens Farm

CAGJ’s Teach-Out with Clean Greens Farm took place August 24, 2019 Report by Alanna Boynton, Food Justice Project Co-Chair The sun blazed overhead as I followed the rural roads winding along the Snoqualmie River in Duvall, WA. I soon spotted my destination: Clean Greens Farm, where I’d be spending the day working and learning alongside […]

TUES APRIL 9: CAGJ Presents “Salmon People: Northwest Native Opposition to Genetically Engineered Fish”

Town Hall Seattle and CAGJ present Salmon People: Northwest Native Opposition to Genetically Engineered Fish Film Screening and Discussion      Doors open at 6pm: Refreshments & Meet local organizations! Program 7-8:30PM Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S. Tickets $5: Purchase online and at the door;​ No one turned away for lack […]

Special Appeal: Kelly Lake reflects on memorable experiences in 2018!

Dear CAGJ supporters, When I think back on my first year as co-chair of the Food Justice Project, I realize that every season has been marked by memorable experiences: sowing handfuls of tiny seeds into the rich soil at Kamayan Farm on a gray spring day; joining the twelve mile march for farmworker dignity in […]

AGRA Watch Trip Blog: Meeting Kenyan Agroecologists

Last week, CAGJ Organizing Director Simone Adler arrived in Kenya, starting off our AGRA Watch trip aimed at strengthening the next phase of our international organizing. Over the week-end Simone was joined by Heather Day and Bill Aal in Senegal, to participate in the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa Food Systems Conference, and we […]

Reflection: First Month of Rise Up! Summer School, on African Food Sovereignty

By Haruka Nagano and Neo Mazur, Summer School participants Reading Group Discussion On June 12, CAGJ held a dinner potluck and discussion to launch the Rise Up! Summer School, an anti-oppression leadership development program exploring food sovereignty movements situated in our local area. Enjoying the amazing food each participant brought, we started off with 25 […]

Article Series on South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange

Welcome to our homepage for the International Agroecology Exchange – Reflections from the US Delegation to South Africa 2017 South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange In October 2017, seven delegates from the US representing farmworker and African-American farmer organizations participated in the second South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange. For 10 days, the delegates visited the provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo, … Continue reading “Article Series on South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange”

Farming with Influence: South Africa Agroecology Exchange Article Series

By Shalon Jones, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives Sixth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series 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 … Continue reading “Farming with Influence: South Africa Agroecology Exchange Article Series”

Will climate-smart agriculture (CSA) actually improve our climate? A new policy brief from Food First

  International institutions like the World Bank, Food, and Agriculture Organization(FAO) are increasingly turning to the guidelines of “climate-smart agriculture” to shape their policies. But what does climate-smart agriculture (CSA) actually entail? A new policy brief by Marcus Taylor from Food First outlines the three main components of CSA which include: increasing productivity, strengthening resilience, … Continue reading “Will climate-smart agriculture (CSA) actually improve our climate? A new policy brief from Food First”

Revisiting the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa’s comprehensive report on Agroecology

Last year, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) published a full 88-page report on agroecology. The report provides a clear definition of agroecology and its effective application in various contexts across Africa. It features 15 case studies from farmers in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Togo, and Tanzania. Each provides … Continue reading “Revisiting the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa’s comprehensive report on Agroecology”

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 had … Continue reading “En La Lucha No Hay Fronteras (In the Struggle There Are No Borders)”