Set Farm Standards
One hour of research
Your gift will pay for one hour of a researcher's time to build on current efforts to address sustainability issues in palm oil, cotton, soy, sugar, coffee and other commodities by looking across commodities. The research will determine the key impacts that matter most for water, soil, biodiversity, toxicity and greenhouse gas emissions and find indicators to measure them.
Serve Healthy Food
One wholesale meeting
A principal root of the problem has been that in order to add variety and diversity to public/institutional menus and simultaneously reduce personnel, infrastructure and contract costs, one option has predominated: prefabricated, ready to serve, processed food, often laden with ingredients unhealthy to body, mind and environment. This is now being reversed and the challenge is how to change the entire public/institutional food system to...
Give Farmers A Voice
Travel to a meeting
Your donation will pay travel costs for farmers to join in the discussion of the future of our food system, side-by-side with representatives from large national and multi-national food companies (wholesalers, retailers), NGO's and government representatives.
Promote Fair Prices
Family farm evaluation
Help determine a “fair price" for produce from family farms in developing countries selling to global markets. Forward thinking companies that want to do the right thing need to know how their business practices impact on poverty. In some cases they need to know what a "fair price," rather than the "lowest possible price" would be. Fund one hour of an expert's time to evaluate...