The difficult business of assessing damage in the midst of a heavy storm is worth the effort if findings might offer some protection against further harm, provide insight about what to expect next, and help bind a community together to rebuild.
Often, state and local politicians are reluctant to wade into the international trade debate. But that doesn't meant they shouldn't. Around the US and abroad, local elected officials are taking action both to weigh in on trade negotiations and to counter the negative impacts of corporate-led trade agreements.
Agroecology is more than just a set of farming practices. Sustainable inputs and techniques are very much a part of the equation, but agroecology also involves a fundamental rebalancing of authority, with active conversations between farmers and technical experts that occur in specific cultural and ecological contexts.
As we come up on the first full year of the Trump administration, it's clear that damage has been done to many institutions and policies. Josh is joined by Ben Lilliston to discuss IATP's upcoming scorecard of the first year, and the effect this administration has had on agriculture, rural areas, and trade.
2017 has been a dynamic year for the Farm to Institution program at IATP! This was the second year we engaged with multiple Head Start program partners concurrently to implement our Farm to Head Start model, with a final cohort of four partner programs.
It was somehow fitting that the only rain to mar perfect late spring days of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires last week fell as the meeting ended in failure. The purpose of a ministerial is to provide direction for the coming two years of trade negotiations; that is, to sign any agreements reached and to provide a working agenda for the biennium ahead.