Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Land Assistance Fund


 

The Federation/LAF Signs Contract
with Virgin Islands Farmers

In January 2007 farmers from the U.S. Virgin Islands visited the Federation/LAF offices in Atlanta to sign a contract for the Federation/LAF to offer assistance to the farmers in the islands. Below are photos of the meetings with the Virgin Island Co-op members in Atlanta, a visit to the Federation/LAF's Training & Research Center in Epes, Alabama immediately ater the Atlanta visit and a photo of Federation/LAF staff members Alice Paris and Melbah Smith while they visited the Virgin Islands. To read more about the Virgin Islands agriculture project please click here to go to our press release on our work in the islands.

Federation's Ralph Paige (lft) and other consultants from Organic
Valley and Great Veggies sign contract with Virgin Island farmers at the Federation/LAF office in Atlanta in January 2007- Dale Brown, President of the Virgin Island Farmers Cooperative (back row rgt) observes the process.
Discussion with the Virgin Island farmers at the Federation/LAF office
prior to signing the contract - Federation/LAF staff Melbah Smith, Ben Burkett and Heather Gray share information about the federation and its work with those Virgin Island Co-op members and visiting consultants.
Virgin Island co-op president Dale Brown and Federation/LAF staff Melbas visit the Federation/LAF's Training & Research Center in Epes, Alabama

Federation/LAF Field Director Cornelius Blanding and
Executive Director Ralph Paige discuss the the
Virgin Island project

Federation/LAF staff and Virgin Island co-op members observe
raised beds demonstration at the Federation/LAF Training Center

Federation/LAF staff and Virgin Island co-op members observe
raised beds demonstration at the Federation/LAF Training Center

Federation/LAF staff Amadou Diop shares forestry issues with
Virgin Island Co-op members will touring the Training Center
Federation/LAF members Alice Paris and Melbah Smith visit the Virgin Islands to consult on cooperative development issues

 

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