Monthly Archives: April 2014

11 posts

Lessons Learned from North Carolina’s Farmer-Veterans

'Helping' is temporary. It creates a power dynamic, an authority figure and a sense of dependence. 'Helping' implies that people cannot 'help' themselves. I am not here to 'help' farmer-veterans. I am here to remind them of the power they already have and connect them with the means to use that power.
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New video interview highlights work of farmworker youth

Children as young as 6 years old work in North Carolina fields. Farmworker youth have the highest high school dropout rate in the nation. Neftali Cuello is a prominent youth leader of Poder Juvenil Campesino (Rural Youth Power), a group of youth farmworkers and activists.
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FY 2015 requests to USDA

Our requests for FY2015, on behalf of 58 organizations and businesses, include funding and report language that enhance public plant breeding for the 21st century.
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Cary Fowler explains the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

“If we don’t have crop diversity, we don’t have food security. If we don’t have food security, we aren’t going to have physical security." Cary Fowler talks to RAFI about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and new documentary, Seeds of Time.
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