Crosscut recently published an article discussing The Gates Foundation’s support of AGRA. Daniel Maingi, Kenyan food activist, Director of Growth Partners Africa, and one of the many participants in this weekend’s Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit, was featured in the piece, voicing his concerns about the new green revolution in Africa. Maingi notes that AGRA often works in tandem with USAID, the US agency charged with foreign economic development. AGRA Watch would like to point out that the current Administrator of USAID, Dr. Rajiv Shah, previously served as the director of agricultural development at the Gates Foundation. This interlocking power network is one that AGRA Watch continues to research.
Join us on Sunday to hear first-hand from African food leaders and farmers about how corporate “philanthropists” like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working to transform African small-holder agriculture into American-style industrial agri-business, with all its problems. Come and learn about the struggle for global food sovereignty and how we can work in solidarity to change these alarming trends.
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