About the coalition


We are a grassroots alliance of farmers, ranchers, fishers, food workers, students and environmental advocates that believes food is a powerful lever for social change.

We advocate for shifting dollars away from a system that extracts wealth and well‐being from communities, towards solutions that protect our environment and fairly compensates those who have dedicated their lives to feeding others.

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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. 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

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Fair World Project (FWP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the use of the term “fair trade” in the marketplace, expand markets for authentic fair trade, and educate consumers about key issues in trade and agriculture. We advocate for policies leading to a just economy and facilitate collaborative relationships to create true system change.

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Friends of the Earth fights to create a healthier and just world. Over 1.5 million members strong, we are working to promote clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensure the food we eat and products we use are safe and sustainable, and protect marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.


The HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance is a multi-racial, multigenerational coalition made up of 50 organizations representing rural and urban farmers, ranchers, fisherfolk, food chain workers, scientists, public health advocates, policy experts, community organizers and activists. We are working together to create food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.


The Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance is a fishermen-led organization building a broad movement toward healthy fisheries and fishing communities. We build deep and trusting relationships with community based fisherman, crew, fishworkers and allies to create effective policy and market strategies. Our network connects nearly 400,000 fishing families across the United States and beyond.

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Operation Spring Plant is a grassroots nonprofit organization made up of African-American and limited resource farmers and concerned urban citizens in North Carolina and surrounding states.


Organization for Competitive Markets is a national membership-based, farmer-led research and advocacy organization working for open and competitive markets and fair trade in America’s food and agricultural sectors. Leading over 100 organizations on multiple stakeholder groups, Organization for Competitive Markets is the only national think tank focused strictly on antitrust and trade policy in agriculture.


Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses.


The Real Food Challenge harnesses the power of youth and universities to build a just and sustainable food system. Our 8,000 student leaders and allies campaign for and monitor institutional commitments to food procurement that is local and community based, fair, ecologically sound and/or humane.