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The Alliance is calling for this press conference after AGRA and its donors (Gates
Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, etc…) failed to heed urgent calls to change
course. Furthermore, a recent AGRA donor-commissioned evaluation has confirmed that the
programs have failed to increase farmers’ yields, incomes and food security. Despite the
evidence from their own evaluation, AGRA continues enriching fertilizer multinationals
with record profits while hunger in Africa surges to alarming levels. International Financial
Institutions, including the African Development Bank, are using the current food crisis to
channel public money towards these corporations and further the adoption of chemical
agriculture and monocrops in Africa.
At this press conference, community leaders will explain:
● How dependency on foreign inputs harms Africa’s resilience to the climate crisis
● Why AGRA’s initiatives undermine crop/diet diversity and ecosystems
● How they now produce ecologically sound alternatives to synthetic fertilizers

Speakers will include AFSA members and allies:
● Anne Maina – Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya (Moderator)
● Anuradha Mittal – Oakland Institute
● Gabriel Manyangadze – Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute
● Ferdinand Wafula – Bio Gardening Innovations
● Leonida Odongo – Haki Nawiri