Appeal to Ahold to join the Fair Food Programme

In a campaign (Facebook page) with different activities such as an picket-line at the venue of the annual shareholders meeting Wednesday April 15 (12.00-14.30) an appeal is made to Ahold to join the Fair Food Program just like McDonalds, Burger King and worlds largest retailer Wallmart already did. An open letter to Ahold has been published with an online petition. The letter is signed by a.o. FNV, Fairwork and our Rural Sociology Group. If you have viewed the video above, you can visit the website of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), initiators of the Fair Food Program, learn about the Fair Food Program, what they ask and sign the petition if you agree Ahold should join the program now.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program is a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farmworkers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and to eliminate the longstanding abuses that have plagued agriculture for generations.

Food Chains is a documentary on the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program. Next Thursday April 23, 19.00 (Forum building, room C222), Food Chains will be shown followed by a panel discussion with a member of the CIW. This event is co-organised by the Boerengroep, Otherwise, RUW and the Rural Sociology Group

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About Dirk Roep

I'm Assistant professor at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University. Besides teaching and supervising thesis students, I'm involved in research on regenerative agriculture, food provisioning and place-based development with a particular focus on the transformative practices, joint learning and innovation and institutional reform.