By Alsie Parks, Field Organizer for Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) Third in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Black women possess knowledge that comes from a deep place of knowing and nurturing. “Innate agrarian artistry is the womanist praxis of using deep-rooted knowledge as a creatively healing, ancestrally honoring, and community self-determination … Continue reading “Thoughts on Intimacy with Food, Land, and Women from South Africa: “Where there are women you can never go wrong.””
By Edgar Franks, Organizer with Community to Community Development in Bellingham, WA Second in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series This past October I was part of the delegation sent by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance to South Africa. The delegation is part of a process to connect with groups throughout Africa with US-based Food Sovereignty … Continue reading “Farmworkers Resist and Organize: Connected Struggles for Farmworker Justice in South Africa and the US”
Dear community, A few weeks ago, we shared about the World Bank’s dangerous Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project and the particular threats it poses to African agriculture (read our analysis here). Now is the time to increase the pressure on the Bank and its donors. On January 18, letters signed by over 150 … Continue reading “Challenge the #GlobalSeedGrab”
In December, staff and members of CAGJ and AGRA Watch traveled to Mexico to present in a conference in Mexico City on the current state of genetic engineering, participate in the UN Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, and organize a side event with our African and European partners on the Gates Foundation and philanthrocapitalism. The … Continue reading “Blogs, Reports, Fact Sheets, & More: CAGJ/AGRA Watch at UN Conference on Biodiversity”
Taking Stock – 20 Years of GM Crops – 40 Years of ‘Genetic Engineering’
This is the third in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico. Read the first blog: Convention on Biological Diversity: what is it and why do we participate? and the second blog: Negotiation and Dialogue at the UN Biodiversity Conference One … Continue reading “Biopiracy and Synthetic Biology at COP13: Industry Pressure and Civil Society Concern”
This is the second in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico. Read the first blog: Convention on Biological Diversity: what is it and why do we participate? By Simone Adler Beginning this past Sunday and going through December 17th, the … Continue reading “Negotiation and Dialogue at the UN Biodiversity Conference”
This is the first in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico.
Last week, representatives of over 20 organizations gathered in Seattle and Bellingham for several days of dialogue, action, and celebration of the growing food sovereignty movement.
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is an alliance of civil society and farmer organizations across Africa dedicated to promoting a strong, united voice of African-driven solutions of food sovereignty, agroecology, and social justice.