American University, Washington, DC
Food Tank Summi

NAMA's Coordinating Director Niaz Dorry will be amongst the speakers at this year's Food Tank Summit in Washington, DC.

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
Beyond Pesticides

We're proud to be a sponsor of Beyond Pesticides' 34th National Pesticide Forum; Cultivating Community and Environmental Health. NAMA's Coordinating Director will be joining the "Protecting Waterways" conversation on Saturday, April 16th.

222 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Please join us and our board for an evening of celebration, lite bites, some drinks, and great conversations

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New Orleans, LA
Slow Fish 2016

Slow Food New Orleans will host Slow Fish 2016: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 in New Orleans at the Old US Mint and French Market - and we'll be there! This Slow Fish event is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students, food artisans and engaged citizens and gastronomes that aims to address the many ecological, economic, cultural and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems.

Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.Two Trade Shows, One Location, One Day!

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering their 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.

Norfolk, Virginia

2016 CSF SummitJoin community leaders and representatives from across North America to collaborate, connect and create a network that is committed to supporting social, ecological, and economic sustainability by way of local and direct seafood marketing.

The goal of the summit is to bring together those engaged in community supported fisheries (CSFs) and direct marketing arrangements to (1) facilitate knowledge exchange and networking; (2) increase the fiscal and structural viability of local and direct marketing efforts; and (3) develop a shared understanding of the core principles that underlie these initiatives so that the integrity of the movement remains intact as it expands.

Registration is full.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

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NAMA will be speaking at the Center for Earth Ethics in NYC on Saturday November 13. We will explore what development is truly for, reviewing the trajectory of fisheries policy, discussing the implications and consequences of the conventional use of "economic efficiency" and thinking together about the ways a quadruple-bottom line approach can help create a better global system.

We stand at a turning point in the direction of the United Nations' development agenda that reflects a larger shift in consciousness about how we measure a successful life and community. 2015 provides real opportunities to shift from a narrow emphasis on short term economic growth to truly valuing the environment and social dimensions of development as well as the needs of future generations.

In September 2015, a Post 2015 UN development agenda will be adopted, focused on sustainable development goals. Ethical and spiritual perspectives provide guidance for the new measures needed to support a vision of society in which every human being can flourish and be a responsible steward of the natural world.

This course explores what development is truly for, reviewing the trajectory of development policy in the United Nations context, examining the implications and consequences of the conventional use of GDP, and thinking together about the ways that ethical and spiritual traditions can help create a better global system. 

Saratoga Springs, NY


We'll be at the NESAWG's annual It Takes a Region Conference again this year. It brings together farm and food practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. If you are there, join NAMA's director Niaz Dorry who will be speaking at the Policy Roundtable discussion and the Thursday night Mix 'N Mingle. For more information, visit the conference website.

Yale University

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During Saturday's Session 3 attendees will hear from Stephanie Webb (Real Good Fish & Bodega Bay Fishermen's Association), Valerie Nelson (Water Alliance), and Amanda Beal (Maine Farmland Trust) about fisheries and decentralized networks such as the Fish Locally Collaborative that are leading the way toward a more just seafood system.

The Yale Food Systems Symposium (YFSS) is a student led, interdisciplinary conference initiated by students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. People in food movements around the world envision a future where our food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. Read more...


UMass Amherst, MA








Field to Fork: Building a Research and Action Plan to Improve Labor Conditions in the Massachusetts Food System

Food systems workers have been notably absent from discussions about building a just and sustainable food system in Massachusetts, despite the fact that they are employed in some of the most labor intensive industries in some of the lowest paying jobs. Currently we have only a piecemeal understanding of the issue with information on labor conditions and labor practices spread across a diverse set of workers’ organizations, non-profits, employers and government agencies.

The aim of this one-day conference is to bring together stakeholders including farm owners/employers, farm and retail food workers, farm worker representatives,worker activists, government, and university faculty and students to begin to share what we know about the conditions workers face, and to take the first step in developing a research and action plan to improve labor conditions in the Massachusetts food system.