The New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council is composed of groups and individuals working on issues around food and agriculture systems. It educates those affected by these issues and develops and advocates for specific policy recommendations and alternatives at the local, state and national levels.
Farm to Table’s mission is to build a local, healthy, equitable and sustainable food system.
Core Value Statement:
Farm to Table firmly believes that food is a basic human right. We also affirm that access to regionally grown healthy and culturally relevant food is paramount to the wellbeing and sustainability of communities.
We see our role as a leadership organization facilitating collective vision, and creating stability and accountability in furthering policy goals.
A just, equitable, and sustainable food system is one that provides physical, economic and community health; regenerates, protects, and respects natural resources and animals; and ensures that all people live with dignity and freedom from oppression and exploitation.
To achieve this Farm to Table
Encourages the leadership, decision making, and community self –determination of small and medium scale farmers, ranchers, farm workers, food chain workers, indigenous people, low-income people, women, and communities of color;
Effects policy change, and systems and institutional practices to target resources and benefits towards historically disinvested communities with particular attention to the health and well-being of all people in these communities;
Supports systems and policies that promote resilient local food and farm economies grounded in sustainable agriculture and just distribution of economic benefits;
Supports environmental stewardship; and,
Respects and sustains cultural and indigenous food traditions.