Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy - Food First - is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. We believe a world free of hunger is possible if farmers and communities take back control of the food systems presently dominated by transnational agri-foods industries. We are committed to dismantling racism in the food system and believe in people's right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems-at home and abroad.

Gao elders receiving donated rice seeds

Gao elders receiving donated rice seeds
Donor funds were used to purchase this rice which was planted in villages along the Niger River. (view small | med | large | orig)

Gao Garden plot

Gao Garden plot
With additional water pumped from the Niger River with pumps purchased with donations, vegetable will thrive. (view small | med | large | orig)

Campesino shows the value of ground cover

Campesino shows the value of ground cover
Photo from Progress Report 'My Journey in Rural Mexico' (view small | med | large | orig)

Rogelio Sanchez and Eric Holt-Gimenez in Tlaxcala

Rogelio Sanchez and Eric Holt-Gimenez in Tlaxcala
Photo from Progress Report 'Story of Vicente Guerrero farmer, Rogelio Sanchez' (view small | med | large | orig)

Farmer to farmer training

Farmer to farmer training
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