Healthy Farms Healthy People Coalition
The Healthy Farms Healthy People Coalition is a broad-based collaboration of organizations anchored in the public health and agricultural sectors, committed to achieving a healthier nation in tandem with a strong farm economy through policy reform at the local, state and national levels. HFHP member organizations recognize that a future where food and farm policy serves the public’s health and farmers, will only become a reality when a broader community of interests demand and work for it. HFHP works to support the economic interests of farmers and food workers and the health of all Americans, while promoting justice and equity throughout the food system.
CFJC is participating as a member of the HFHP national Steering Committee along with the Public Health Institute, American Farmland Trust, Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and ChangeLab Solutions. Additionally, the Project Coordinator Holly Calhoun is housed in the CFJC office.
Getting Our Act Together (GOAT)
The GOAT process is a collaboration among a broad range of groups across the country with the purpose of strengthening capacity of grassroots communities in influencing national food and farm policy. The goal of the GOAT process is to deepen the collaboration between groups, facilitate more consistent transparent communication, and enable a dialogue where we can share best practices around federal policy. GOAT participants collaborate on issues of equity, justice, and access across the titles of the 2012 Farm Bill and beyond.
GOAT holds weekly conference calls, which CFJC helps to facilitate. The weekly calls create a space to identify shared work on alternatives that engage grassroots leaders and assist communities in influencing national food and farm policy, leading to equitable farm and food policy. Together we can create a food system that works for all.
The GOAT process was an outcome of the Food Justice Conference in Oakland in November 2011, and developed from discussions between CFJC and the Rural Coalition. Through GOAT, CFJC is able to maintain a strong stance during the Farm Bill reauthorization, bringing the community voice to the negotiating table, and reporting honest updates to our membership throughout the process.
Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural
The Rural Coalition is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond working together toward a new society that values unity, hope, people, and land.
Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is one of the most grassroots-oriented and culturally-diverse of rural organizations. The coalition has more than 34 years linked to over 70 grassroots member organizations to serve as a critical advocacy voice of African-American, American-Indian, Asian-American, Euro-American, Latino, and women farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and rural communities in the U.S. Together they seek to build a more just and sustainable food system which brings fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities, establishes just and fair working conditions for farmworkers, protects the environment, and brings safe and healthy food to all consumers.
National Family Farm Coalition
The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) represents family farm and rural groups whose members face the challenge of the deepening economic recession in rural communities, NFFC represents 24 grassroots organizations in 32 states. The combination of our member groups’ grassroots strength and NFFC’s experience working on the national level enables us to play a unique role in securing a sustainable, economically just, healthy, safe and secure food and farm system. NFFC chooses its projects based on the potential to empower family farmers by reducing the corporate control of agriculture and promoting a more socially just farm and food policy.
Center for Social Inclusion
The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) identifies causes of racial inequity at a systems level and works with partners, through research and strategic convenings, to find solutions that promote equity and fairness. They develop policy ideas to transform structural racial inequity, support grassroots leaders and move public will to promote strategies for structural transformation through public policy, sowing seeds of racial, gender and class equity for all.
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