Agra Watch Blog Posts

Moving Forward from the Summit- Tackling the GM Banana

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project hosted the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle October 10 – 14, 2014. The four-day meetings brought together a range of grassroots organizations, progressive funders, and international networks working towards food sovereignty in Africa and the United States. And now the real work is beginning! Coming out of the Summit, […]



AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA requests organizational sign-ons to the letter below by Friday December 5th, 2014.  Please reply to Bridget Mugambe at: b_mugambe@yahoo.com AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana Dear Friends and Colleagues: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is extremely concerned about a Bill and Melinda […]



15 Years Since WTO Uprising! CAGJ & Central Cinema present “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

Nov 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

CAGJ & Central Cinema Present: This is What Democracy Looks Like Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jill Friedberg Sunday November 30, 2014 2:30pm – Doors Open 3pm – Film Showing 5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour at Central Cinema Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave (corner of Union and 21st in the Central District) Seattle Tickets: $7 in […]



Media Round Up- Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Food Justice Blog Posts

Print/Online African farmers here to challenge Gates’ ‘Green Revolution’ strategy: Western-style model is unsuited to Africa, Activists Say [print title] Critics of Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle: Leaders of African farm groups will argue Sunday at Town Hall that the foundation’s strategy is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense […]



Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

Oct 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

On Oct 10-14, 2014 Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and […]



PRESS RELEASE: African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Food Justice Blog Posts, Trade Justice Blog Posts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2014 Contact: 
Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@seattleglobaljustice.org, cell- 206-724- 2243 Seattle, WA: African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks are in Seattle to meet with leaders […]



The Global Struggle for Food Sovereignty: A Discussion with African Food Leaders & Farmers

Jul 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, Events, News

After many years of careful planning, we are proud to be hosting the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle Oct 10-14!  African leaders from eight nations are coming to Seattle to meet with CAGJ/AGRA Watch and leaders from over a dozen US organizations – see below for a list of participants.  To find out […]



7/26 Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE!) Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement

Jun 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

Join us for CAGJ’s annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and networking with small-scale farmers, fishers, advocates and allied organizations. Support your local economy and be part of the vibrant food justice community by buying a ticket today. Tickets on sale […]



Educate for Action Volunteer Facilitators Needed!

May 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

Educate for Action workshops inspire participants to take action for food sovereignty and justice. We facilitate fun, informative and participatory activities that build on collective knowledge: we believe everyone has valuable awareness and experiences to share! Workshops are led by volunteer facilitators, who help lead discussions and activities, providing opportunities to learn about the issues and […]



Singing for Justice! Seattle Labor Chorus Benefit for CAGJ

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

Join CAGJ, the Seattle Labor Chorus, and our allies for a fun and inspiring evening of movement story-telling and songs to celebrate our collective struggles for justice! Singing for Justice! Seattle Labor Chorus Benefit for CAGJ SAT May 10, 7 – 9:30PM Location: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118 FREE admission – […]