We strive toward the development of self-supporting communities with programs that increase income and enhance other opportunities; and we strive to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans, but essentially for all family farmers. We do this with an active and democratic involvement in poor areas across the South, through education and outreach strategies which support low-income people in molding their communities to become more humane and livable. We assist in the development of cooperatives and credit unions as a collective strategy to create economic self-sufficiency.
Rural Training and Research Center hosts training workshops on cooperative development throughout the year. Small Farm and Sustainable Agriculture project works to help farmers develop successful family farm businesses. The Land Assistance Fund Program works to provide legal assistance, education, and financial assistance to save black-owned land. The Credit Union Department works to provide technical assistance and training to individuals from low-income rural communities who have determined a need for low cost, community controlled consumer credit. The housing department provides assistance in housing development, management, and technical assistance. The Cooperative Business Development Program provides assistance in job creation, capital infusion, and training and human development. The Department of Communications works to disseminate information, providing outreach to the media, and developing other materials. The Federation works to build coalitions with other organizations and advocates.
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Last Updated: January 26, 2012