Agribusiness

AGRA Update: Withheld internal documents reveal no progress for Africa’s farmers

Internal evaluations carried out by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), recently obtained by the U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) campaign through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, show no new evidence that AGRA is making progress improving yields, incomes and food security for African farmers.

Five questions for Vilsack: What will be different in return to USDA?

When Tom Vilsack began his first term as agriculture secretary in 2009, IATP lifted up a series of challenges and opportunities for the department, urging him to follow in the path of another Iowan at USDA, Henry Wallace. We wrote: “the central challenges once again are markets run amok and the unsustainable farming practices they promote.” We pointed out “the real winners in the system are a tiny handful of agribusiness companies, who profit from the boom bust cycle and whose anti-competitive control of the market hurts farmers and consumers alike.” 

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch, IATP, et. al.

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch; Dakota Rural Action; Family Farm Action Alliance; Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Rural Advancement Foundation International USA; and Western Organization of Resource Councils in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant, Supporting Reverse and Remand of Dec