This mission has put our alliance, the largest social movement in Africa, at odds with the CAS and by extension the Gates Foundation. Hunger in Africa derives from a single factor, CAS fellows argue: crop yields are relatively low. Second, African farmers do not use enough agrochemicals, a deficit that also needs remedy. AGRA was launched in 2006 by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Gates Foundation with the stated objective of increasing investment in Africa to reduce poverty and hunger. While describing how GM seeds and other technology would solve hunger in African countries, Bill Gates claimed that “it’s a sovereign decision.