The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling held its second session on February 2, featuring a presentation on the prevalence of food insecurity and food apartheid in the American food system.
RAFI-USA is accepting applications for the 2023 U.S. Caribbean Infrastructure Grant which provides support to farmers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The grants are designated for projects that will increase farm viability, support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, as well as assist local food economies.
RAFI-USA is accepting applications for the 2023 Beginning Farmers Stipend. Stipends support the success of beginning farmers by helping to reduce financial barriers and may be used to cover farming start-up and/or production costs. Individual applicants may request between $3,000 - $5,000 in funding.
In the past two months, RAFI-USA staff have visited our new partner organizations in the U.S. Caribbean territories with whom we are working on an NRCS cooperative agreement. Read about how on-farm conservation efforts vary from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.
RAFI-USA is working with the Waverley Street and Regenerative Agriculture foundations on our Climate and Equity Policy Project through which $300,000 has been awarded to grassroots BIPOC-led organizations to do advocacy work on the 2023 Farm Bill.
RAFI-USA is now accepting applications for the 2023 Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grant cycle! Applicants may request up to $10,000 in assistance for farm infrastructure projects that increase farm viability and do one or more of the following: support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, or support farmers’ local food economies.
RAFI-USA seeks a part-time bookkeeper with previous experience working for a nonprofit organization. Duties include accounts payable and receivable, payroll, monthly reconciliations, and a host of customary bookkeeper duties.