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Helping black farmers keep their land

In a feature in Civil Eats, agricultural attorney Jillian Hishaw describes some of the difficulties that black farmers have faced in the US, including systematic denial of loans, exclusion from disaster payments, and lack of official paperwork for land that was passed on from slave owners. Hishaw founded the Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (FARMS) to help farmers who are black or from other historically disadvantaged groups to keep their land.

Read the full story here. See also the Foodsource resource How does food interface with societal and health concerns? You may also like to read Let's call it what it is: food apartheid by the Guardian, an interview with food justice activist Karen Washington of Black Urban Growers.

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