Behind the Mask of Altruism: Monsanto and The Gates Foundation in Africa

November 7, 2014

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

Source: RINFalternativenews
2014/11/04

Thanks to T.

Colin TodhunPolitical-map-of-Africater

Since 2006, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to the tune of almost $420 million. Activists from Zimbabwe,Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia recently attended the US-Africa Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle to argue that the Foundation’s strategy for agriculture in Africa is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense of more ecologically sound approaches.

Daniel Maingi works with small farmers in Kenya and  belongs to the organization Growth Partners for  Africa. The Seattle Times reported him as saying  that while the goal of helping African farmers is  laudable, the ‘green revolution’ approach is based  on Western-style agriculture, with its reliance on  fertilizer, weed killers and single crops, such as corn  [1].

Maingi was born on a farm in eastern Kenya and studied agriculture from a young…

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