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RDLN National Network Assembly
September 11-15, 2008 • Lancaster, MA

Rural Roundtable with Grassroots Leaders in the Food System

Who Farms, How We Grow, How we Sell, How We Eat
in a Time of World Food Crisis

Lindsey Ketchel, Heifer International
RDLN Field Advisor

Daniel Gustafson, Director, Liaison Office for North America, UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Isao Fujitomo of the University of California. Instructor at the RDLN Rural Development Institute

Leadership, Models, Alternatives, Advocacy

Assembly Host: Flats Mentor Farm

RDLN Leader: Maria Moreira
Sponsoring Organization: Heifer International

Assembly Co-Sponsors
Oxfam America, SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), and Agricultural Missions

Thanks to the Ford Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Bank of America Foundation,
Presbyterian Hunger Program, National Rural Funders Collaborative

Frank Mangan, University of Massachusetts, RDLN Field Advisor

Heifer International provides financial support for this project. Alison Cohen of Heifer is also an RDLN Advisor. Leaders visit the farm (r).

Site Visit (above) to Dorchester Farmers Market where Flats Mentor Farmers sell their ethnic crops

Site Visit (below) to Red Tomato and Equal Exchange

Betty MacKenzie of Red Tomato (above) introduces group to her organization.

      Sarah Belford (far right) of Equal Exchange   
      spoke of the group's fair trade practices.

Working Meetings: Circle of Sharing, Asset Mapping, Advocacy Training,
Workshops, Cultural Events

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