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The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) has announced the retirement of Executive Director Juliette Majot. Ms. Majot, executive director since 2014, informed the board that she will retire in early 2020. She will work closely with the IATP board and staff to ensure a smooth transition in IATP leadership.  

During Majot’s tenure, IATP strengthened its robust research and collaborative advocacy on U.S. agriculture policy and practices, trade policy, climate change, food systems and rural community-led policy development. She has been steadfastly dedicated to the core principles of IATP, shining a light on the critical connections between local, state, national, and international issues and government policy.

“I’m so proud of my time at IATP and of the important work we do,” says Majot, “and I look forward to working with its new leadership.”

 “With a staff of talented veteran experts in their subject fields working in the U.S. and abroad and a committed international board, IATP is in a strong position to transition effectively to new leadership in 2020,” says Board Chair Pam Saunders. A search team is already at work, seeking a leader with the experience, passion, tenacity and determination to build on the important work of the organization.

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, founded in 1987, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices in Washington, DC and Berlin. IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.