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International Groups

Women, Food and Agriculture Network
Denise O'Brien
59624 Chicago Road
Altantic, IA 50022
(712) 243-3264
FAX (712) 243-5752

Central Mission of the Organization:

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network links and amplifies women's voices on issues of food systems, sustainable communities and environmental integrity.

History of the Organization:

WFAN was founded in 1997 in order to help Iowa farm women become involved in the policy issues affecting their daily lives.

International Issues and Focus:

Sustainable agriculture.
Social and ecological justice.
International economics.

Events and Programs Sponsored:

Retreats for women.
Participation in international and national forums such as International Rural Women's Fair., WTO, Second International Conference on Women in Agriculture.

 Membership: Different membership levels at $10 or $30 per year.

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