Bill Gates and the Corporate Capture of Food Systems: Webinar Recap

On August 19th, Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa hosted a roundtable discussion to raise awareness about the powerful interests working to capture our global food systems. Watch the full recording here on CAGJ’s YouTube channel. Speakers highlighted Bill Gates’ and the Gates Foundation’s roles […]

Press Release: Hundreds of grassroots organizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Summit

Media contact Marion Girard, Media officer at the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) marion.girard.cisneros@csm4cfs.org Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations launch a global counter-mobilization against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit from 25 to 28 July 2021 in Rome and online.  Rome, Italy. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting Despair with Community, Organizing, Poetry

A message from CAGJ Director, Heather Day Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear CAGJ’s Members & supporters, Living through this past year has been incredibly challenging, even more so for some than others. To fight off despair and find hope, it helps that we defeated a white supremacist facist on election day! […]

An End-of-Year Letter to our Members & Supporters

Dear CAGJ friend— What a year it has been. We write to you full of hope, uncertainty, excitement, apprehension, love, loss, gratitude, overwhelm, and with a sense of yearning, that perhaps this year of crisis may also be the birthplace of a world new. We honor the Black Lives Matter movement in particular for engaging […]

Navdanya & Vandana Shiva Launch New Report & Webinar: Gates to a Global Empire

Summary by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura AGRA Watch’s research on the Cornell Alliance for Science was featured recently in the “Gates to a Global Empire” report published by Navdanya. The report includes contributions from a variety of leading experts and civil society movements leaders, aiming to highlight “the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting […]