Document Library

Format: 2016

October 2015

Food Import Re-Inspection and the “High Standards” of 21st Century Trade Agreements

Posted October 5, 2015

TPP, Trade, TTIP, Food safety, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis, October 6, 2015 — Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreements often refer to the “high standards” that are reportedly contained in the draft negotiating texts.1 There is no way to verify U.S. proponent claims...

Controversial Trade Deal Criticized for Secrecy, Benefiting only Multinationals

Posted October 5, 2015

TPP, Trade, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis/Washington D.C.–After years of negotiations behind closed doors, it appears that the 12 countries that make up the Trans Pacific Partnership have reached a deal. While the details remain secret, the new trade rules could have serious impacts on farmers and ranchers, consumer labeling, farm to school...

September 2015

Proclama del Encuentro Internacional de Agricultura Campesina y Agroecologia en America: Movimientos sociales, diálogo de saberes y políticas públicas

Posted September 28, 2015

Food Justice, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food

Proclama del Encuentro Internacional de Agricultura Campesina y Agroecologia en America: Movimientos sociales, diálogo de saberes y políticas públicas, Ciudad de México, 31 de agosto, 2 de septiembre 2015. Leer una traducción al Inglés.

Proclamation from the International Meeting of Peasant Agriculture and Agroecology in America: Social Movements, Dialogue of Knowledges, and Public Policies

Posted September 25, 2015

Food Justice, Agriculture, Agroecology, Environment, Food

Translation of the Proclamation from the International Meeting of Peasant Agriculture and Agroecology in America: Social Movements, Dialogue of Knowledges, and Public Policies; from the 20th Anniversary of the National Association of Commercialization Enterprises (ANEC) Opening Comments in Mexico City, 31 of August to...

20th Anniversary of the National Association of Commercialization Enterprises (ANEC) Opening Comments

Posted September 25, 2015

Agriculture, Agroecology

Opening comments for the 20th Anniversary of the National Association of Commercialization Enterprises (ANEC) delivered by IATP's Senior Staff Scientist Dr. M. Jahi Chappell.

More than 350 organizations from around the world oppose greenwashing and false solutions of ‘Climate Smart Agriculture'

Posted September 21, 2015

Agriculture, Agroecology, Climate Change

Minneapolis–One year after the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), more than 350 civil society organizations from around the world, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), rejected the ill-defined agenda of the Alliance as an empty marketing slogan,...

Don't be fooled! Civil society says NO to “Climate Smart Agriculture” and urges decision-makers to support agroecology

Posted September 21, 2015

Agriculture, Agroecology

We, the undersigned, belong to civil society organizations including social movements, peasants/farmers organizations and faith-based organizations from around the world. We are working to tackle the impacts of climate change that are already disrupting farming and food systems and threatening the food and nutrition...

Comment on the draft paper 'Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future Programs'

Posted September 17, 2015

Agriculture, Agroecology

Comment on the draft paper on ‘Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future Programs’ developed with feedback from across USAID and other U.S. government agencies.

August 2015

HPAI Infected Premises as of July 31, 2015

Posted August 19, 2015

Industrialized Meat

A report from the USDA listing the counties, flock size, date of confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) infection, quarantine date, date of depopulation, and stage of clean up, control area release and eligibility for restocking of poultry related to the outbreak of HPAI in the U.S. in the spring of...

Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar - Slides 8/12/2015

Posted August 12, 2015

Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar - Slides 8/12/2015

Farmers lack information on seed treatments found to harm pollinators, new paper

Posted August 6, 2015

Agriculture, Environment, Health

Minneapolis– The effectiveness and costs of pesticide seed coatings are not being made clear to farmers, according to a new paper by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Over the last decade, a small handful of seed companies often require or add neonicotinoid (neonic) seed coatings, particularly for...

Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs

Posted August 5, 2015

Agriculture, Environment, Health

There is a growing body of science directly implicating neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides in the significant decline of bees and other pollinators.1 Neonicotinoids are applied in multiple ways in many parts of agriculture and horticulture, but are most prevalent as a seed coating material for agricultural commodity...

July 2015

Comment on the presidential Office of Science and Technology Policy’s “Nanotechnology Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade”

Posted July 28, 2015

Agricultural Technology, Agriculture, Food, Nanotechnology

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information: Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade[i] Submitted electronically: July 16, 2015 The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, is pleased to have the...

June 2015

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Posted June 25, 2015

Local Food, Farm to Institution

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Fast Track sets stage for showdown on free trade

Posted June 24, 2015

Fast Track, TPP, Trade, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Washington D.C.–Following an intense lobbying campaign, the Senate today caved in to demands from the Obama administration and GOP leadership and gave Trade Promotion Authority six years of life support. Better known as Fast Track, this legislation means that Congress has forfeited its right to amend any...

Scientists’ Open Letter to FAO Director General Graziano da Silva, in Support of the February 2015 Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Posted June 24, 2015

24 June 2015 Dear Director General da Silva, As scientists and scholars working in sustainable agriculture and food systems, we are writing to support and bring to your attention the recent Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology1, dated 27 February 2015. The Declaration affirms that agroecology can...

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Posted June 22, 2015

Rural Climate Dialogues, Climate Change

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Building Minnesota’s Farm to Institution Markets

Posted June 16, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Overview As part of our shared work on farm to institution in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) and Renewing the Countryside (RTC) conducted an online survey of Minnesota growers interested in farm to institution markets in...

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Posted June 15, 2015

Industrialized Meat, Livestock

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Fast Track stalls in the House

Posted June 11, 2015

Washington D.C.–Following months of intense public opposition to Fast Track, the House of Representatives today defied the Obama administration’s trade promotion package. The debate over Fast Track blurred party lines. “It took real courage for those Democrats and Republicans who stood up to the...