The Good Food Purchasing Policy Receives Global Recognition at UN Headquarters in Rome

This year on World Food Day, our partners at the Center for Good Food Purchasing, founders Alexa Delwiche and Paula Daniels, visited the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome to receive a Future Policy Award for Scaling Up Agroecology, bestowed by a partnership of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Future Council, and IFOAM Organics International.

The award, given annually, this year recognized proven policies that effectively scale up agroecological approaches at local, national, and international levels and contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods of small-scale food producers, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement climate resilient agricultural practices.
In a time when our world is facing unprecedented climate change disasters, with what many experts and policymakers have called apocalyptic consequences, we are encouraged that our Good Food Purchasing Program was chosen by an international jury as a policy worthy of world recognition as a solution that can be scaled up to leverage profound change.
At this time of thanksgiving, we extend immense gratitude to those who have carried the collective vision for food system transformation with us since day one and those of you who have joined with us along the way. The Center for Good Food Purchasing is now working with 28 enrolled institutions and local coalitions—representing hundreds of organizations—in 16 cities across the country.

*This newsletter was originally shared by the Center for Good Food Purchasing and has been modified for clarity.