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“Food security, or food slavery?” Faith leaders and farmers demand that the Gates Foundation stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa, and fund agroecology instead

Following the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome in July – a prequel to the upcoming Summit in New York, this September – faith communities from across Africa have been calling attention to the far-reaching consequences of current industrial agricultural models. On June 4th, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) sent an […]

Food And Hunger: Which Prize Takes The Prize?

CAGJ and Community to Community are co-hosting the 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize, working closely with US Food Sovereignty Alliance members across the country, including WhyHunger, whose co-founder authored this piece on the fundamental differences between the World Food Prize, and the Food Sovereignty Prize.

Cover Crops: A Simple Solution to Degrading Soil Quality

Photo Credit: Food First Roland Bunch, a researcher and activist for Food First, published a report focused on fact that in Sub-Saharan Africa smallholder farmer’s lands have gotten smaller on average due to population increase and growing amounts of wasteland. This decrease in the size of farms has resulted in the decline of the practice […]

EU Parliament Agrees With a Report that’s Highly Critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

  March 2014, World Development Movement(WDM) campaigners(above, below) dressed as business people from Monsanto, Diageo, SABMiller and Unilever delivered a cake to the  Department For International Development to “thank” the UK government for its support in allowing them to carve up Africa. In early June the EU Parliament voted to accept a report put out […]

No More NAFTAs: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership! International Day of Action

Friday, January 31st 2014 Noon Westlake Center 400 Pine St, Seattle The rally is part of an Inter-Continental Day of Action, in solidarity with our trade justice allies in Mexico, Canada and across the U.S. Community Alliance for Global Justice grew out of the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, and has continued to oppose […]

NAFTA & the Zapatista Uprising: 20 Years Since, 20 Years Next

By Chris Iberle, Food Justice Project Co-Chair We stumble upon two intertwined anniversaries on this New Year’s Day, 2014. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looming, a new trade pact based on the broken model of corporate globalization, we mark 20 years since NAFTA went into effect. The Zapatista uprising, timed to coincide with the implementation […]

CAGJ statement in support and celebration of La Via Campesina International Day of Peasants’ Struggle

On April 17 1996, in Eldorado dos Carajás, Brazil, state military police massacred peasants involved in the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), killing 19 individuals. At an ensuing protest, military police from two brigades fired tear-gas and live ammunition at 1500 women and men, killing three and wounding 69. Since then, global people’s movement […]