Title

Government programs, small farm research, and assistance for limited resource black farmers in Alabama

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Human organization

Publication Date

1989

Date Added

2022-06-03

Abstract

Black farmers have witnessed their numbers and land disappear at an alarming rate. Including the most recent downturn in agriculture experienced by farmers in the United States, Black farmers have been in an agricultural "depression" for decades, where farm programs have not reached them via research, teaching, and extension from the federal to the local levels. This paper examines a federally funded small farm research and extension project at Tuskegee University. Though not a traditional Farming Systems Research project, the program at Tuskegee utilized a multidisciplinary approach to help target assistance, both technical and social, at a farming clientele.

Keywords

Economic Advancement

Disciplines

Agriculture

Publisher

Society for Applied Anthropology

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