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Brahm Ahmadi

Brahm Ahmadi, CEO of People’s Community Market, is a social entrepreneur redesigning food retail to better engage, serve and support food desert communities.

Jane Black

Jane Black is a food writer who covers food politics, trends and sustainability issues.

Don Bustos

Don Bustos is a traditional farmer working on issues of land and water rights using community-based approaches and farmer to farmer training.

Cheryl Danley

Cheryl Danley of Michigan State University engages with communities to strengthen their access to fresh, locally grown, healthy and affordable food.

Nina Kahori Fallenbaum

Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, the food and agriculture editor of Hyphen magazine, uses independent media to engage Asian American communities in local and national food policy.

Kelvin Graddick

Kelvin Graddick manages a Georgia-based farmers cooperative that seeks to reclaim and expand opportunities in food and economic security.

Haile Johnston

Haile Johnston, a Philadelphia-based social entrepreneur, works to improve the vitality of rural and urban communities through food system connectivity and policy change.

Jenga Mwendo

Jenga Mwendo, a community organizer based in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, focuses on strengthening community through urban agriculture.

Raj Patel

Raj Patel, a writer, academic and activist, works in support of food sovereignty in the US and the Global South through advocacy, analysis and protest.

Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers, an award-winning journalist and author, is a champion for children through her work advocating increased breastfeeding in the black community.

Valerie Segrest

Valerie Segrest, a member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, works as a Community Nutritionist to create a culturally appropriate system of health through traditional foods and medicines.

Kandace Vallejo

Kandace Vallejo works with first-generation Latino youth to educate, organize, and take action to create a more just and equitable food system for workers and consumers alike.

Rebecca Wiggins-Reinhard

Rebecca Wiggins-Reinhard works with La Semilla Food Center to improve access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods in southern New Mexico.

Malik Yakini

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Member of the Detroit Food Policy Council.

Meet the Fellows

Don Bustos

Don Bustos is a traditional farmer working on issues of land and water rights using community-based approaches and farmer to farmer training.

Ideas in focus

Cultivating Leadership and Equity in the Food Movement

April 2013

The IATP Food and Community Fellows Program is coming to an end, but it's springtime for our work growing equity in the food system and cultivating diverse leadership in the movement.

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