The Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI-USA) believes in order to ensure a safe, adequate supply of healthy food, we must protect farm workers and encourage environmentally sound farming. We see environmental sustainability, economic viability, biodiversity, and social justice as inextricably linked. Therefore, the best way to ensure a just, sustainable future for farming is to create a reality where farmers feel supported and protected and have the resources to thrive.
Our programs address the trends and changes in agriculture that affect us from the local to the global levels.
We combine on-the-ground services with national and international policy advocacy to ensure farmers have access to the tools they need to make the right choices for their farm and families. In turn, we want to ensure the best choice for farmers is also the best choice for their communities and the environment.
We are collaborative, achieving results through coalitions, partnerships and affiliations. Working with a variety of farm, community, university and government groups, we promote sustainability, equity and diversity in agriculture through policy changes, practical assistance, market opportunities, and access to financial and technical resources.
We work on issues from the field, through one-on-one work with farm families. This unique approach allows us to bring lessons from the farm to national strategy discussions and, in turn, bring those resources and connections back to farm families.
To learn more about our work, including how you can support ongoing hurricane recovery efforts or registration for the upcoming Come to the Table conference, visit our website