AGRA Watch: Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture

“AGRA Watch is a grassroots, Seattle-based group that challenges the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s problematic agricultural development programs in Africa, including the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
In contrast, AGRA Watch supports African-initiated programs rooted in agroecological and indigenous farming practices, social equity, and food sovereignty – the right of peoples to define their own food and agriculture systems”

AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) is a joint alliance that the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have donated hundreds of millions of dollars into in order to force the failed “Green Revolution” in Africa. This is just another vehicle to promote GMOs throughout the globe and really has nothing to do with solving hunger. Read more about AGRA here: “Ten Reasons Why the Rockefeller and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations’ Alliance for Another Green Revolution Will Not Solve the Problems of Poverty and Hunger in Sub- Saharan Africa (Policy Brief No 12),” by Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D., Miguel A. Altieri, Ph.D., and Peter Rosset, Ph.D., Food First; October 2006 (12 pages)

 

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The UK based Agroecology Group released this infographic called Soil to Sky, created by The Christensen Fund. The graphic follows the impact of industrial agriculture compared to agroecology, on soil, food, water, communities, and the atmosphere.

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