Racial Equity in Organic Certification

October 14, 2022, 9:00-11:00am
Racial Equity in Organic Certification
Audience: All NOFA staff and board
As proponents of organic agriculture, we would like organic food and farming to be available to everyone, and our Farm Share program is a helpful start. However, a long history of systemic racism in the food system creates barriers to organic certification and products. This workshop will review racism in the food system, with a focus on organic certification and specifically decision making around NOFA’s Farm Share program. How are we promoting the Farm Share program to BIPOC communities, and is the program truly accessible? Are we leaving out BIPOC organic farmers if certification is a requirement to participation, and how can we include more BIPOC farmers? What changes can we advocate for in the NOP or in local certification agencies to make organic certification more equitable? RSVP here
Please RSVP by 9/28 to help us plan ahead.