Food & Water Watch: Longtime Food & Water Watch Senior Representative Brother Dave Andrews Retires


It has been my pleasure and honor to work with Brother Dave Andrews for many years. He is a man of many skills, and a deep and abiding sense of justice for all of God’s children. His service to family farm and ranch agriculture and a more just society as a part of the faith community has been a shining light of personal example. In recent years, his service to the Organization of Competitive Markets as a member of the Board of Directors as they fight for economic justice for family farmers and ranchers in the marketplace so they can have markets that are fair, accessible, transparent and fair they deserve has been invaluable. To know him is to harvest his blessings. As we say back home, he is a great partner to ride the river of life with. I wish him the very best in the days ahead as he hands over the reins to each and every one of us.

All the best,

John K. Hansen, President

Nebraska Farmers Union

1305 Plum Street, Lincoln, NE 68502

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August 14th, 2014

Longtime Food & Water Watch Senior Representative Brother Dave Andrews Retires

Washington, D.C – Brother Dave Andrews, who for the past six-years, has been integral to Food & Water Watch’s outreach within the interfaith community and other important constituencies, has announced his retirement. For more than forty years, Brother Dave worked to ensure that communities both at home and overseas have access to healthy food and safe, clean, affordable water.

“Brother Dave has been a remarkable ambassador for the critical issues that affect billions of people around the world,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “Dave will be sorely missed at Food & Water Watch. We deeply appreciate his legacy—from his years of policy work to all of the relationships he’s built through the years. All of us who have been privileged to work with Dave over the past few years are committed to carrying on his work and upholding his commitment to food justice and sustainable food systems. In recognition of all of his fine work, we are establishing the Dave Andrews Food Policy Fellowship.”

Brother Dave has lectured at colleges and other venues throughout the world. Additionally, he has written and published numerous articles and reports related to food and water sustainability issues. In recent years, Brother Dave received the 2012 award for Distinguished Service to Rural Life by the Rural Sociology Society, as well as the 2010 Paul Shnitzer Ethics Award by the Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland.

Prior to his work at Food & Water Watch, Brother Dave served as executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Andrews was also a senior advisor to the President of the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations under presidency of Miguel D’Escoto, and served as the North American focal point for the Civil Society Mechanism of the Committee on World Food Security of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Additionally, he served on several boards including that of Heifer International, the Community Food Security Coalition, the organization for Competitive Markets, the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.

Dave hopes to continue corresponding with his many colleagues from around the world. He can be reached at Ncrlc2

Contact: Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch, 202.683.4905, kfried

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.