JUNE 25 ’07 – The U.S. Farm Bill & Justice for African Farmers

9 pm EST, WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington DC

This Week on Africa Now! We’ll spend the full hour focused on
Agriculture & Food. The US congress is currently considering the Farm
Bill
, which annually directs $16.5 billion in funding to commodity
subsidies to help US agribusiness destroy the livelihood of small
farmers in Africa
. Meanwhile, the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations and
others are supporting a new “green revolution” and USAID is spending
millions on food aid–without ever addressing real food security and
support for
small farmers. We’ll be joined by policy experts and
activists from the US and Africa to really dig into this discussion on
what would justice on agriculture look like?

Guests:

Mhizha Chifamba, Washington Office on Africa

Elisabeth Pixley Fink, Student Trade Justice Campaign

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