Model food codes

Developing food and agriculture laws allows tribal nations to better plan their nutrition and economic development destinies and assert their tribal sovereignty overall.

To aid tribes as they draft this complex and comprehensive legislation, Seeds of Native Health provided a leading $250,000 grant to the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas to complete a landmark set of model food and agriculture laws.

The Model Tribal Food and Agriculture Code Project is a resource for tribal governments, providing them with a set of model laws for review, customization, adoption, and implementation.

Following Seeds of Native Health’s lead gift, additional funders included MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Agua Fund, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.