What We Do

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, works to end the injustices that cause hunger through research, education and action.

Informed by a vast network of activist-researchers, Food First’s analysis and educational resources support communities and social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Food First gives you the tools to understand our global food system, and to build your local food movement from the ground up.

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May 18, 2016

El Diálogo de Saberes: La Via Campesina’s “Dialogue of Wisdoms” comes to the Bay Area!

On Wednesday, April 27th, the Nicaraguan Farmworkers Association, Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC), members of La Via...
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May 18, 2016

They’ve Just Won a Scholarship. Next Stop: Cuba

Hailing from the diverse city of Atlanta, Georgia, and the agricultural mecca of the Rio Grande Valley in...
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May 18, 2016

OUR FLESH WAS MADE FROM CORN

The name “Pinole” comes from the Nahuatl word pinolli, meaning cornmeal. It is why Pinole, California was the...

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