AGRA retreats from its own “Green Revolution”

AGRA rebranding an “admission of failure”

On October 25, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) released a statement rejecting the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s new strategy and “rebranding” as a “cynical diversion” from the urgent need to shift donor support to agroecology. As I report in the following analysis for Food Tank, AGRA offers no explanation or even acknowledgment that it took the “green revolution” out of its name, rebranding it simply as AGRA. The failure to own up to the change suggests that “AGRA and its donors are concealing their retreat from a failing strategy,”

You can also catch me on Pacifica Radio’s COVID, Race & Democracy Show, Global Food & Fertilizer Crisis, And don’t miss.IATP’s Uprooted podcast series: Talking COP27, which had IATP’s Shiney Varghese and me talking about “climate-stupid agriculture” in Africa. A new podcast drops each Thursday. And get updates on the AGRA campaign on IATP’s “Beyond the Green Revolution” web page.

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