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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … Continue reading

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Do Consumers Care About Farmworkers?

A great question was posed in an article today on immigrant farmworkers and New York’s local food market. Aurora Almendral, the reporter, asked a farmer who she interviewed, “Why do you think it is that consumers seem so much more … Continue reading

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Confronting Hardship: Farmworker Women in Florida

Last year, for the first time, AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs published The Fields, an in depth annual publication on farmworker health issues. This year’s edition will focus on farmworker women’s health. We chose to write about farmworker women because … Continue reading

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Advocacy & Policy: Requirements for Food Justice

Over the past couple of years, the term “food justice” has become more and more commonplace in conversations about food. It is often used in reference to a lack of access to healthy food in low- and moderate-income communities. As … Continue reading

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