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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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Jul 25, 2016

A Tale of Two Pigeon Peas: Bill Gates’ failing Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

For a decade, Bill Gates—the quintessential technocrat—has been trying to end hunger in Africa by re-launching (yet again)...

Jul 21, 2016

More Than a Bingo Hall: A Story of Mashpee Land, Food, and Sovereignty

The following is an excerpt from our latest Dismantling Racism in the Food System Backgrounder. Click here to download this...
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Jul 18, 2016

Food Sovereignty Tours in Cuba: Good Eats and Agroecology

For more information or to register for our upcoming Food Sovereignty Tour to Cuba, click here. For Mackenzie...

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Food Sovereignty Tours

Explore Your Global Food System!

Food First’s educational travel program Food Sovereignty Tours takes you to the frontlines of the world’s food movements. Join us!