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Support IATP and help family farmers around the world

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Peace Coffee was born out of late night conversations between coffee farmers in Mexico and IATP policy analysts to counteract harmful trade negotiations that keep coffee-producing families in poverty.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is a nonprofit that works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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Why should you support IATP?

Your tax-deductible gift will support IATP’s in its initiative to combat Leaf Rust – a destructive parasitic fungus affecting independent coffee farmers in areas most affected by climate change.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation will help IATP take the following actions:

  • Bring agroecologists and Peace Coffee’s growers’ cooperatives together to address the epidemic of coffee rust in their regions.
  • Advocate for agroecology to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and with allies around the world to provide recommendations to the FAO as they undertake regional meetings on agroecology.
  • Work behind the scenes with an emerging pro-agroecology affinity group of countries promoting agroecological policies and practices at the global level.
  • Fight for agroecology at the United Nation’s climate negotiations. While agribusiness continues to push for funding climate “smart” approaches to agriculture that are profitable for them, IATP is leading the charge to fund agroecology projects that are scientifically valid, respect farmers’ own expertise and experiences, and provide benefits to farmers AND the environment. IATP is partnering with groups of the Global North and South to rally support for alternatives to the agribusiness agenda.

Everyone here at Peace Coffee is excited about this work, and thankful we have access to the global policy knowledge IATP brings to the table. Please help ensure the best beans in your cup, and give generously!

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