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National Immigrant Farming Initiative: Helping Refugees and Immigrants to Succeed as Farmers

By: Immigration and Refugee Services of America
Publication: Refugee Report

The National Immigrant Farming Initiative (NIFI) addresses obstacles by bringing resources and visibility to immigrant farmers–who currently comprise the fastest growing population of farmers in the United States. This new initiative seeks to address the common barriers faced by immigrant and refugee farmers across the United States since–whether from Africa, Asisa, the Caribbean, or South America–these farmers all experience similar obstacles in understanding U.S. culture and agricultural production and marketing.

With substantial funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, USDA’s Risk Management Agency and Heifer, the New Immigrant Farming Initiative (NIFI) is a partnership between Heifer International, immigrant farming projects and representatives, and other stakeholders. 

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