Today, the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) published the proceedings from the 2014 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture. The summit is part of RAFI’s long-standing work to protect agricultural diversity by addressing systemic policy root causes, such as a lack of adequate funding and public support for classical breeding programs.
This year, RAFI will celebrate 18 years of serving small and mid-scale family farmers across NC through our grant program. To kick-off a new round of grant-making through our Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, we’ve organized a farm tour with two of our current grantees on Wednesday, November 5th from 1-3pm.
In 2015, RAFI celebrates 18 years of serving small/mid-scale family farmers across NC, through an innovative grant program, the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund. To commemorate, and kick-off a new round of grant-making, RAFI is holding event on November 5, 2014 from 1-3pm. Judy and Gene Pickett will host at their multi-generational family farm in Beulaville, NC.
Two of North Carolina’s leading local food and farmer advocacy organizations have joined forces on a major new initiative to increase farmer direct sales and expand local food access. ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International) have partnered on the project, Connect2Direct.