Saint Augustine College (SAU) and the Nationwide Black Farmers Affiliation (NBFA) have shaped an alliance to take on problems with inequity and civil rights in agriculture.
The NBFA, based in 1995 through John Wesley Boyd. Jr., was once created to stymie patterns of discrimination going through Black, minoritized, and ladies farmers. Through partnering with the NBFA, SAU is formally a John Boyd Institute. In combination, they’re going to take on meals sovereignty and starvation, land retention, instructional and technological coaching, rural financial construction, inequitable get entry to to loans, and civil rights.
“Black farmers have at all times served as pillars of our society. They’ve used their arms to pound our earth all the way through historical past to supply sustenance and steadiness,” mentioned SAU President Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail. “Our alliance is a tribute to this historical past and a declaration that Saint Augustine’s College stands with our Black farmers of their ongoing efforts to make sure fairness and alternative.”