Graduate Student Completes Case Study of Black Farmer Organizers in Sustainable Agriculture

Nicole I. Nunoo, at Virginia Tech, used a Southern SARE graduate student grant to create a community-based case study of Black farmers who are at the forefront of sustainable agricultural development in Virginia. Nicole’s objectives were to understand how Black farmer organizers and their networks and synergies are building sustainable local food access pathways. She also wanted to identify recommendations for sustainable community development through Black farmer-led initiatives as illustrations of self-determination and community resiliency. Finally, she intended to determine the contemporary patterns leading to the decline of Black farmers. More information on the project and the project reports are available online.