Justina’s Reflections on the US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange

By Justina Ramirez, Farmworker Association of Florida community leader in Homestead, Florida Fourth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October 2017, I represented the Farmworker Association of Florida in a delegation of seven African American, Latinx, and Mexican farmers and farmworkers from the US arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the […]

Thoughts on Intimacy with Food, Land, and Women from South Africa: “Where there are women you can never go wrong”

By Alsie Parks, Field Organizer for Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) Third in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Black women possess knowledge that comes from a deep place of knowing and nurturing. “Innate agrarian artistry is the womanist praxis of using deep-rooted knowledge as a creatively healing, ancestrally honoring, and community […]

Farmworkers Resist and Organize: Connected Struggles for Farmworker Justice in South Africa and the US

By Edgar Franks, Organizer with Community to Community Development in Bellingham, WA Second in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series   This past October I was part of the delegation sent by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance to South Africa. The delegation is part of a process to connect with groups throughout Africa with […]

Restoring my Indigeneity: Reflections on South Africa Agroecology Exchange by a Queer Black Urban Farmer

Article by Dean Jackson First in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Dean Jackson is Executive Director of Hilltop Urban Gardens in Tacoma, Washington In October I was honored to join seven other delegates on a US-South Africa Agroecology and Food Sovereignty Learning Exchange. As a Black queer and non-binary person who is working […]