Farm Advocate Training Module #2. When the Phone Rings: Guidelines for Initial Farmer to Advocate Conversations---This webinar explained what happens when a farmer first calls an advocate or advocacy organization.
'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.
Farm advocacy organizations like RAFI play a crucial role in giving farmers a place to turn when they hit a pit of financial distress, which can quickly lead to severe emotional and mental strain for themselves and their families.
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.
“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.