Farm Foundation (NFP) - One Health Commission

Farm Foundation (NFP)

Farm Foundation, NFP

 

Bringing Stakeholders Together for Meaningful Discussions

 

Description

 

Farm Foundation, NFP is a public charity that serves as a catalyst for sound

public policy by providing objective information to foster deeper understanding

of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems, and rural regions. It

does not advocate or lobby. Through conferences, workshop and Farm

Foundation® Forums, the Foundation brings stakeholders together to discuss

evolving issues, options to address those issues and the potential consequences

of those options. Through its small grants program, the Foundation works to

develop, disseminate and/or publicly present educational materials or scientific

research findings which contribute to informed discussions and foster debate,

bringing together all stakeholders to foster deeper understanding of issues

affecting agriculture, food systems and rural regions. The Foundation addresses

issues significant across the face of agriculture and rural America—regardless of

geographic, livestock or crop boundaries. Its work focuses in six major areas:

Agriculture in the Environment; Energy and Agriculture; Food, Agricultural

and Trade Policy; Agricultural and Food System Productivity, Research and

Technology; Food Quality, Safety and Consumer Perceptions; and Viability of

Rural Regions.

 

Purpose

 

To serve as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information

to foster a deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture,

food systems and rural regions.

 

Scope National - United States

 

Primary Funders

 

About half of the operating budget of Farm Foundation, NFP is funded by

earnings from the endowment of the trust, Farm Foundation, a separate

supporting organization. The remainder of the budget is generated from

contributions for specific projects, funding from unrestricted gifts made by

individuals and corporations, and cooperative agreements with government

agencies.

 

Participants & Key Collaborators

 

The Foundation’s activities involve diverse participants and stakeholders

including representatives of production agriculture, agribusiness, consumers,

food retailing, academics, other foundations, NGOs, government agencies,

rural communities and professional organizations.

 

Definition of One Health

 

None

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy

 

Projects are evaluated on an individual basis.

 

Sources of Information

 

Farm Foundation Web site: http://www.farmfoundation.org/

Contact Sheldon Jones, Vice President

Sheldon@farmfoundation.org

 

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