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Refugee Farmers And The Social Enterprise Model In The American Southwest

@article{Gonzales2013RefugeeFA,
  title={Refugee Farmers And The Social Enterprise Model In The American Southwest},
  author={Vanna Gonzales and Nigel Forrest and Noreen Balos},
  journal={Journal of Community Positive Practices},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={32-54}
}
In recent years refugee resettlement agencies in various parts of the United States have sought to foster sustainable farming projects aimed at empowering refugees. This paper presents the first known case study of a U.S. based marketing cooperative formed by refugees from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Founded in 2011 by the Phoenix International Refugee Committee (IRC), Gila Farm Cooperative (GFC) has 22 members from four different countries of origin who work to support the… Expand

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