A Sting in the AGRA Tale
Independent Expert Evaluations confirm that the Alliance for a Green Revolution Has Failed
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and its technical fixes play a key role at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). AGRA's President, Dr Agnes Kalibata, for instance, is a Special Envoy to the summit. AGRA, registered in the US was founded in 2006 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others with the vision of doubling agricultural yields, the incomes of 30 million small-scale food producer households, and halving both hunger and poverty in 20 African countries by 2020. In their recently released background paper, civil society organizations from Burkina Faso, Germany, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia unmask the AGRA myth: AGRA’s approach has failed.
Speakers from different African countries, Germany, and the US will report on the AGRA threats to small-scale food producers and showcase the failure of the billion-dollar program.
Million Belay (AFSA, Uganda)
Timothy Wise (IATP, USA)
Anne Maina (BIBA, Kenya)
Mariann Bassey (ERA/FoEN, Nigeria)
Lena Bassermann (INKOTA-netzwerk, Germany)
Roman Herre (FIAN Germany)
Jan Urhahn (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung) and Josephine Koch (Forum on Environment and Development)