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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Aug 26, 2016

The Move to Agroecology: Incremental or Radical Change?

On Wednesday, August 17th Food First’s Eric Holt Giménez moderated the monthly panel event at La Peña Cultural...
People transport a globe in a parade held during the World Social Forum in Belem, in Para, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, on January 28, 2009. Thousands of people are gathering in Belem for the six-day World Social Forum that aims to provide a leftist counterweight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and which has grown to become the biggest anti-globalization event on the planet since the first time it was held in 2001.  AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Aug 23, 2016

Major U.S. Labor, Human Rights, Environmental and Women’s Organizations Denounce “legislative coup” against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

The United States Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), of which Food First is a member, signed the organizational letter...

Aug 19, 2016

2016 World Social Forum: Eric Holt Giménez on Popular Agrarian Reform

Food First Executive Director Eric Holt Giménez joined a panel discussion regarding agrarian reform (hosted by our friends at...

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