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Farmworker Awareness Week continues to grow with EFI tools

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers, and consumer groups, wrapped up its second successful year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week after generating more than 1.5 million social impressions and catching the attention of politicians, government agencies and businesses.

EFI hires industry veteran to manage new business development

- General News
quitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is proud to welcome produce industry veteran Michael Lacey to the position of business development manager.

CMI Orchards achieves EFI certification on apples, cherries and pears

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards had achieved its first EFI certification.

Climate change presents opportunities for nontraditional regions, growing systems

- Analysis
At Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), as we consider changing climate realities, we partnered with Kitchen Table Consultants to evaluate the state of the Midwest fresh fruit and vegetable industry.

EFI continues to drive workforce development priorities

- General News
Despite ongoing challenges presented by the COVID pandemic, 2021 was a year of progress for Equitable Food Initiative as it drew strength from its multistakeholder approach, bringing new insights from retail partners, produce growers, workers and consumers to share with the industry in the form of education program and digital resources.

EFI names Marketing Advisory Council

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is working to expand from primarily business-to-business marketing to business-to-consumer outreach as it aims to provide support and added value to retail partners and EFI-certified growers.

Food safety starts at the farm

- Analysis
September is National Food Safety Education Month and while our industry seems to live and breathe food safety, the upcoming focus on it does beg the question – how much do consumers know and understand about food safety?

EFI celebrates National Food Safety Education Month

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food.

EFI receives grant from CA Workforce Development Board

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced a two-year grant from the California Workforce Development Board awarded in conjunction with Measure to Improve, LLC.

EFI receives grant from Walmart Foundation

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that the Walmart Foundation has awarded it a new one-year grant of $700,000.