Here at IATP we join the millions and millions of people world wide committed to social justice, human rights, and environmental and cultural integrity.
Without question, we will redouble our efforts in light of America’s shameful election and outcome, and we will do so with honesty, courage, and in solidarity with all those who share our belief in humanity. We are proud to be part of a thriving community of analysts, organizers, advocates, and activists who fight tirelessly every day to make public policy more fair and just.
In the coming days and weeks, we will convene and take part in strategic conversations to devise a way forward, though our path be daunting. We encourage you and your organizations to reach out with ideas, partnerships, and frankly, mutual support and love. We are going to have to work harder than ever, and we must work together.
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” – Ella Baker
IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
IATP is committed to advancing policy solutions—locally and globally—to some of the world’s most complex problems in order to promote resilient food, farm and trade systems. We are proud to be part of a thriving community of analysts, farmers, organizers and activists who fight tirelessly to make public policy more fair and just—from our headquarters in Minnesota to the largest urban cities in the U.S. and aboard. For over 30 years, IATP has worked for agriculture and trade policies that are good for farmers, ecosystems, and social justice.
Fair Global Policies
Rural Action on Climate Change
Decentralized and Democratized Agriculture
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy was founded amidst the family farm crisis of the mid-1980s as family farmers across America were in the fight of their lives. Deeply flawed national and international policies were part of the root cause of the crisis.
Madeline McKeever has been farming in west Cork, on the edge of the Atlantic, since 1999. First in dairy and cheese making, then beef, and now mostly selling organic vegetable seeds. Madeline has seen a lot – like the return of mushrooms, white clover, and dozens of plants in her unploughed sward. […]