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Welcome

FAITH, FOOD & the ENVIRONMENT is a project devoted to the vocation of farming and for those who show leadership in producing nutritious foods along with crucial necessities of fiber, feedstocks and renewable fuels.

Through this project we express our gratitude to the farmers, ranchers and food producers: yours is a blessed way of life that provides for the well-being of others while caring for the land and its many resources.

The VOCATION of the AGRICULTURAL LEADER is an important new document that offers a faith-based reflection on today’s modern agriculture and food production.

In today’s global food system, many farmers and producers are beset by corporate interests which act first to meet their profit needs, even when social and environmental concerns cry out for a new system of agriculture.

Hunger still persists in a world of plenty, and those struggling in rural poverty require our special attention. The world also needs better ways of managing natural resources so that food production will be sustained for generations to come. We believe family farmers and smallholder food producers are essential to meeting both these challenges.

The ORGANIZERS of Faith, Food & the Environment seek to deepen the dialogue with agricultural leaders who are grappling with world food issues and environmental tipping-points. We hope our faith-based approach provides a moral and meaningful perspective that will inspire and guide a new generation of agricultural producers and leaders.