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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2018

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION FARMERS AND FOOD SECURITY WITHIN THE NAVAJO NATION FOOD DESERT.

Navajo Food Security

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Titre : DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION FARMERS AND FOOD SECURITY WITHIN THE NAVAJO NATION FOOD DESERT.

Identification : ARZW-2018-02935

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : START : 01 SEP 2018 // TERM : 31 AUG 2021

Résumé
"Developing the next generation farmers and food security within the Navajo Nation food desert" project provides education through the management, planning, and conservation of natural resources for the inheritance of future generationsThe Navajo Nation sits in the heart of the Four Corners area of the Colorado Plateau covering the corners of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The land is a mixture of alpine forests with high plateaus, mesas, mountains and arid deserts with an estimated land base of 27,673 square miles. The socio-economic conditions are emphasized by limited employment opportunities ; 40.1% of families live well below the poverty level ; and the diagnosis of diabetes correlates with the demise of their traditional values. These factors indicate a need for agricultural programs to revitalize a way of life of self-sufficiency, resourcefulness, prosperity, and cultural identity. Agriculture and livestock ownership are timeless symbols of the Dine’ philosophy.The proposed project will help establish the foundation to sustainably support agricultural programs and activities by concentrating efforts in two regional agricultural hubs, Tsaile-Wheatfields Dineh Water User in central Navajo Nation and Tolani Lake Enterprise in western Navajo Nation. The proposed project will : train 60 beginning farmers to produce a harvest that will be sold to local and alternative markets ; increase the capacity of collaborative organizations staff to receive the necessary skills to support farmers within their communities ; and over three years, develop and implement a four-tiered training module in the following areas : business planning, farm planning, food safety planning, and farm management.

Performing Institution : NAVAJO NATION TRIBAL GOVERNMENT, THE 1 CIRCLE DR TSAILE, ARIZONA 86556-9998
Investigator : Litson, B.

Financement : $599,993

Présentation : USDA (NIFA)

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