National Domestic Fair Trade Conference: Fair Trade and Racial Justice in Our Agricultural Supply Chain
In an effort to connect stakeholders throughout the agricultural supply chain, the Domestic Fair Trade Association has hosted an annual meeting every year since the birth of the organization. This year, we are taking our annual meeting to the next level and planning a full conference in Portland, Oregon filled with local tours, keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and the presentation of a domestic fair trade award.
This upcoming conference helps farmers, farmworkers, retailers, processors, distributors, manufacturers, advocates, and activists to find and share concrete solutions to improving our agricultural production system. Through this special event, the DFTA is creating the opportunity for organizations and businesses to link their vital work on the ground to the larger goal of a world with more fair trade.
The first day of the conference will center on tours highlighting domestic fair trade businesses and organizations in the Portland metro area. These tours will bring awareness to local businesses and organizations that are committed to domestic fair trade principles. Many of our past annual meeting attendees have found these tours to be instrumental in creating new connections and sparking fresh ideas of how to improve local, regional, and national food and agricultural systems.
The second day of the conference will include an inspiring keynote speech, 10 educational panels and workshops, and ample opportunities for networking. In the evening, we will host a party to commemorate the winner of our 1st Annual Domestic Fair Trade Award.
The third day of the conference is only open to members of the DFTA (learn more about membership here). Our membership meeting will focus on improving and increasing collaboration among domestic fair trade businesses and organizations and will include annual elections, peer-to-peer development, and a discussion of DFTA strategic planning.
On Thursday, December 8th, Peter Hurst will lead a day-long workshop about labor in the international agricultural system. Peter is a long-term consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Space is limited in this exciting workshop, so don't miss out and register today! For more information please visit http://www.cias.wisc.edu.
About the Domestic Fair Trade Association
The Domestic Fair Trade Association is the primary thought leader on domestic fair trade and a crucial advocate for workers rights, fair prices for farmers, and environmental sustainability in the American and Canadian agricultural system. We are a membership-based organization with 31 members spanning five stakeholder groups along the food chainfarmers, farmworkers, retailers, intermediaries (manufacturers, processors, and distributors), and NGOs.
The mission of the DFTA is to promote, educate, and advocate for an agricultural production system that meets the sixteen domestic fair trade principles identified by diverse stakeholders throughout the agricultural supply chain. The DFTA facilitates connections between agricultural sectors in order to build resilient communities and improve food production so that the agricultural system is healthy, just, and sustainable.
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower (View)
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
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