The purpose of NOFA-NY’s policy work is to advocate for a sustainable, local, organic food and farm system within New York State. Our advocacy efforts are grounded in the principles of organic agriculture, established by the the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), which emphasize health, ecology, fairness, and care.
New York Organic Action Plan
After four decades of spreading organic food, farming and gardening, NOFA-NY continues to pursue the vision of healthy communities, where everyone has access to fresh, locally grown food and the resources to produce. That goal led to the creation of the New York Organic Action Plan (NYOAP), using the National Organic Action Plan as a model. Volunteer members of the NOFA-NY Policy Committee set out in 2010 to coordinate a state version. To learn how you can support organic, check out the New York Organic Action Plan here.
Each year at our January annual meeting, our members vote on policy resolutions that direct the advocacy work of our organization.
Proposed policy resolutions are drafted and formally approved by both the Policy Committee and the Board of Directors in the fall. The approved resolutions are then sent to our membership and posted on our website before a vote of the membership occurs at the annual meeting. A 2/3 majority vote is necessary for passage of a resolution. Current members are encouraged to submit proposals for policy resolutions to be considered by the Policy Committee and Board of Directors. To view all policy resolutions from years past, click here.
NOFA-NY’s 2020 policy resolutions are listed below.
NOFA-NY maintains membership within several organizations who work to grow a robust organic food and farm system regionally, nationally, and internationally. You can learn more about our partners by visiting their websites below.
NOFA-NY is a member of:
NOFA-NY is also a member of the National Healthy Soils Policy Network.