US Farmers, Food, and Trade Justice Advocates Call on Biden Administration to Reorient Approach to Global Food and Agriculture Issues

NFFC Press Room

On World Food Day, and the UN Committee on World Security’s 49th plenary session is currently underway (virtually) in Rome, 68 U.S.-based organizations from across the food system joined the US Food Sovereignty Alliance today to send a letter to the Biden Administration, USDA, State Department, and the US Mission to the UN Rome-based agencies.

We Stand with Indian Farmers

NFFC Blog

We have joined protest marches, tractorcades, and countless meetings with government representatives to advocate policies to achieve economic, racial, cultural, and social parity, and stand in solidarity with the Indian farmers defending their livelihoods, their food sovereignty, and the future of their republic.

On Fair Trade – Ralph Paige, Trade Summits at the Conventions, 2004

NFFC NFFC Weighs In

Ralph Paige passed on June 28, 2018. We recall his words from 2004 advocating for a government that is accountable to its constituents, promotes food safety and food security, and enters trade arrangements that respect growers’ need for a fair price and their customers recognition of the value of their products.

Demand Food Sovereignty to Commemorate April 17th

NFFC Press Room

On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the largest umbrella organization in the world for family farmers, fisher and herder folk, hunters/gatherers/foresters, and indigenous peoples –  commemorate the massacre of landless peasants in 1996 in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil. Nineteen members of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were attacked and killed while hundreds more peasants were injured by Brazilian military police during their protest for comprehensive agrarian reform. This struggle for justice continues in Brazil today.  Events planned for April 17th worldwide may be viewed online (http://bit.ly/2GUu8Y0April17th).

Kathy Ozer, ¡Presente!

NFFC Blog

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our beloved, courageous and steadfast leader and friend, Kathy Ozer. Her indefatigable optimism and resolve eventually were not enough to overcome her cancer, and she died peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017.