Initiated in 2003 through grassroots activism, the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council (NMFAPC) is composed of groups and individuals working on issues around food and agriculture systems. It helps those affected by these issues education their legislators and develops advocacy strategies for specific policy recommendations and alternatives at the local, state and national levels. The New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council is the oldest continually operating food policy council in the country.
The New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council encourages representation from organizations, agencies, and individuals who represent a wide range of sectors (agriculture, health, human and social services, food related businesses and organizations, environment, education, economics, nutrition, transportation, and legal, such as but not limited to regional associations, land and water organizations, agriculture commodity organizations, small scale food industries and distributors, local farmers markets, grocers, cooperatives, restaurants, schools, recipients of food and agricultural programs and consumers), New Mexico communities (urban, rural, tribal) and economic circumstances.
The New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council is a program of and is coordinated by Farm to Table, a 501(c)(3) organization based in New Mexico.