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Sustainable Food Trade Action Council

The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) has consolidated with the Organic Trade Association in a meaningful partnership that will strengthen the organic sector’s voice in climate policy and sustainability issues in 2021, and boost the sector’s efforts to create an environmentally friendly, sustainable food system.

An Organic Trade Association Sustainable Food Trade Action Council has been formed, which consists of the former members of SFTA and is open to all members of the Organic Trade Association. 56 sustainably minded businesses are currently engaged in this Council!  

SFTA developed a set of effective tools for organic businesses to build, measure and refine their sustainability programs, and those tools are now available to all Organic Trade Association members. The COMPASS program provides consistent annual guidance using a variety of key sustainability tools from which companies can choose the ones that best fit their businesses. One of the options in the COMPASS program is the Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP), which helps farmers and businesses chart a climate strategy by identifying climate hotspots, measuring carbon sequestration and prioritizing actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact Adrienne Messe.

Check out the SFTA Council Report to the OTA Board!

2022 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, March 1 at 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific (teleconference)
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific (teleconference)
  • Tuesday, August 23 at 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific (teleconference)
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific (teleconference)


Adrienne Messe
Associate Director of Events and Solutions
Direct: (202) 403-8634 | Cell: (802) 380-2055