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Agricultural Justice Project

The Agricultural Justice Project brings together workers, farmers, and their communities to build a food system that’s fair and just. See our website for more information on all of our programs.

Our AJP toolkit collects guidance and resources to help you build a business and workplace that’s fair and accountable to workers, small-scale farmers, and communities.

Against Harassment

Setting policies against harassment and intimidation, including adopting a specific policy against sexual harassment, as required by law.

Planning & Training

AJP’s guidance on planning & training for workplace safety. Outlines the basics of a training plan for a workplace and describes common hazards that your safety plan should address. Includes links to resources for writing and implementing your safety plan.

Executive Summary

The Agricultural Justice Project bases these standards for fair trade and social justice in the food system on the Declaration of Human Rights, the conventions of the International Labor Organization and the experience of farmers, farmworkers, and other participants in the current food system in the United States and Canada. The Agricultural Justice Project works to transform the existing agricultural system into one based on empowerment, justice and fairness for all who labor from farm to retail. ...

Feedback & Evaluations

AJP requires regular performance reviews for employees, at least once a year. Guidance and resources for providing helpful feedback and two-way evaluations.

Conflict Resolution

AJP standards require that every farm have a conflict resolution process that includes a clear way for employees to present grievances without fear of retaliation. We include examples and resources here.


General Principles # For the authors, as for many organic farmers around the world and the hundreds of organizations which have signed on to the IFOAM principles, social justice and social rights are integral aspects of organic agriculture, processing, distribution, and retailing. These principles of social justice are essential: To allow everyone involved in organic and sustainable production and processing a quality of life that meets their basic needs and allows an adequate return and satisfaction from their work, including a safe working environment. ...