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Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Office
Photo: AFSC/Sayrah Namaste

Since 1976, AFSC New Mexico has identified with the struggles of local people to empower themselves, with particular attention to water and land use and the need to support traditional ways of life.

AFSC New Mexico provides a hands-on model of farmer-to-farmer training in Bernalillo County. AFSC New Mexico previously provided year-long farmer training programs in Rio Arriba County, Dona Ana County, Mora County, and Taos County. This hands-on model is a comprehensive training program that teaches beginning farmers all aspects of organic year-round food production. To learn more about the work, click here. 

AFSC New Mexico provides technical support and infrastructure for small organic farmers in the Jemez Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo, northern New Mexico and the South Valley of Albuquerque. We have built more than 30 passive solar coldframes, dozens of wash stations, and several cold storage units with farmers.

Providing access to local, fresh and organic food to all people regardless of income is important to us. To that end, we successfully advocated for state funding for schools to purchase from local farmers, prioritizing beginning farmers in training programs. We also incubated three farmer cooperatives to meet the quantities that schools need. Click here to read more about our Farm to School work.

AFSC New Mexico works to create systemic change in the food system to support small farmers and increase access to healthy local food in the community, including local schools. We create economic viability through the training of small farmers in sustainable agricultural practices, thereby protecting land and water rights and traditional cultural practices.
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