Economic Development for Refugee Women Agriculturalists

The CPP is an initiative of The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Local Food Program, partnering with AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA), and Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) to provide economic empowerment opportunities for refugee women in Waterloo. While many refugee women might have spent their lifetimes developing agricultural or trade skills in their homeland, few have had the opportunity to connect and share those skills since resettling to the US. Workshop participants will receive training, resources, and support to become economically self-sufficient, agricultural entrepreneurs.