ActionAid USA Toolkit for Supporter Fundraising

ActionAid’s impact lies in its mission to support local action and community leaders. We believe that power comes from the people. Following this belief, we aim to provide the tools necessary so that all people (including you!) can achieve the changes they want to see in their communities and in the world. By organizing and… read more

    “Get Big or Get Out”: How Biofuels Programs Prop Up Industrial Agribusiness in the United States

    Since the 1970s when U.S. farm policy encouraged farmers to overproduce and “get big or get out”, family farmers have struggled just to survive. They are told that biofuels programs like the Renewable Fuel Standard will help them by increasing both demand for corn and the price farmers are paid. But these biofuels mandates only prop up the industrial agribusiness system. Farmers are not getting the fair prices they need.

    This report examines the impact of agribusiness and biofuels programs on family farmers and rural communities in Iowa, which produces more corn than many countries and has a strong family farm history.

    ... read more
    • Date Published May 2018
    • Number of Pages 4
    Burned – Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

    A trip down a dusty dirt road in northern Argentina provides a picture of the reality of the modern biodiesel industry. On the left-hand side lies a pristine forest, teeming with wildlife: howler monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars. On the right, new soy fields are being carved into pristine forest. Burnt trees and the white ash they leave behind stretch for as far as the eye can see.

    ... read more
    • Date Published January 9, 2018
    • Number of Pages 16
    ActionAid International Strategy 2028: Action for Global Justice

    ActionAid International presents its vision and strategy over the next decade to achieve social justice and equality and to eradicate poverty.

    ... read more
    • Date Published July 31, 2017
    • Number of Pages 40
    Land and Food Risks of Cellulosic Biofuels

    Download publication Author Sheila Karpf Contributor Kelly Stone Date published October 2016 Number of pages 40 read more

    • Date Published October 2016
    • Number of Pages 40
    Development and Biofuels

    The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was created by the US Congress in 2005 in an effort to minimize fossil fuels emissions in the United States. But as global demand for food-based biofuels has increased, so have food prices and the demand for land and water. A number of reforms must take place to ensure that the RFS, which requires the consumption of increasing amounts of biofuels, does not increase hunger or undermine human rights around the world.

    ... read more
    • Date Published April 2016
    • Number of Pages 4