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Equitable Food Initiative elects two new board members

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the multi-stakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has named two new board members.

EFI supports Biden administration efforts on ethical recruitment

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces its support for the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Collaborative Migration Management Strategy.

EFI provides free training tools: Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has collaborated with Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH), a part of the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, to support the development of a worksite training and toolkit, ¡Basta! Preventing Sexual Harassment in Agriculture

It’s National [INSERT CAUSE HERE] Day – Why farmworkers deserve celebration too

- Analysis
We have a designated day, week and month celebration for nearly every idea and every person you can imagine. Thankfully, seven whole days have been set aside for National Farmworker Awareness Week, which runs March 25-31 each year.

EFI report highlights 10 ways to improve recruitment

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Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently published findings of an eight-month survey highlighting the challenges Mexican farmworkers face when they are recruited and deployed to work.

EFI brings new focus on Midwest growers

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the certification and skill-building organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, continues to provide tools and resources for agricultural workforce development.

EFI names leadership team advisory group

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Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces the formation of its leadership team advisory group as a standing committee of EFI’s board of directors.

EFI welcomes new Workforce Development Specialist

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is proud to welcome David Cea as its new workforce development specialist.

GoodFarms strawberries first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods market

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that GoodFarms strawberries will debut as the first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods Market’s Sourced for Good program during May, which is also National Strawberry Month.

Reducing inequality in today’s produce world

- Analysis
This pandemic calls on all of us to prioritize the health and safety of our communities. In our industry, this means promoting social responsibility and placing greater focus on worker welfare.