Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, and farm systems.
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. IATP envisions agriculture, trade and food systems that are good for people, farmers and food system workers, ecosystems, and social justice globally. IATP has been fighting for systems change in the intersecting areas of farming and food, trade, and climate change for over 30 years.
IATP builds upon its history and deep partnerships to serve as the policy arm of the larger social and political movement for change taking place in the U.S. and around the world. The organization’s systems approach connects global trade and financial rules to locally-driven solutions that strengthen community food systems, value farmers and communities, and respond to the climate crisis.
During 2019, IATP continued to advance its mission both locally and globally across its programs. For example, its Trade and Global Governance program, IATP published a series of analyses on aspects of New NAFTA (or the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement), including how the agreement would affect family farmers, consumer labeling, food safety, the regulation of new agricultural technologies and efforts to address climate change. Furthermore, IATP continued to be a leader in opposing efforts to de-regulate financial markets and to push for stronger regulations that protect rural economies and respond to the climate crisis.
About Our Grants
In 2021, the Woodcock Foundation awarded the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy a $35,000 grant to support IATP efforts to work locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm, and trade systems. The Woodcock Foundation also awarded the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy a $100,000 grant to support IATP’s focus on agroecology as a resilient alternative production system as well as to strengthen communications capacity.