In the News

World Farmers has been recognized as a model for beginning farmer development and working with immigrant and refugee farmers for the past 30 years, shining light on various facets of this organization and what it takes to build a successful program. Here are some of the more substantial pieces of news recognition of our work:

July 17, 2016

Here's an article about our Second Annual Tour de Farm on July 15, 2016. The day brought together community members, partner organizations, USDA Agencies, and Flats Mentor farmers to discuss the importance of agriculture and food equity in the state while learning about the Flats Mentor program.

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June 16, 2016

We're in another article!  The original article was from the Sentinel & Enterprise. Shortly after publishing Associated Press picked up the story and was re-published in Washington Times and the Boston Herald!

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May 5, 2016

Genocide survivor to Massachusetts farmer

Fabiola Nizigiyimana is a Burundian refugee with farming in her blood. She was born into a farming family who had fled from their native Burundi to escape war in the 1970s. They sought refuge in Rwanda, but when the genocide began in 1994, they were forced to move on again. The last leg of Fabiola's journey took her to the United States, where she works on the Flats Mentors Farm, an immigrant farm collective in Massachusetts. She told her story to Outlook's Daniel Gross.

Photo Fabiola Nizigiyimana at her plot in Flats Mentors Farm Credit: Daniel Gross

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MAPS Álvaro Lima Outstanding Business Award:

Maria C. Moreira
Executive Director of World Farmers

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May 15, 2016

MAPS 2016 Awards Gala honors, Maria Moreira, MA, Lancaster, Executive Director of the World Farmers was presented with the award MAPS Álvaro Lima Outstanding Business.

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May 3, 2016

Maria Moreira, MA, Lancaster, Executive Director of the World Farmers was presented with the award MAPS Álvaro Lima Outstanding Business.Brazilian-Times-Gala-2016-MAPSCourtesy of the Brazilian Times... to continue reading please visit Brazilian Times website by clicking on the image above!

September 1, 2015

Check out our article in the Boston Globe Food & Dining Section!

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August 6, 2015

Check out our article in the Boston Globe Business Section!

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August 23, 2015

The Issue of Food - Boston Globe

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July 29, 2014

Check out our article in at WBUR!

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LANCASTER, MASS. There were still drops of dew on the stalks of thick, spear-shaped leaves Fabiola Nizigiyimana slashed and tossed into a box one early morning.

“We call them lenga lenga, in our language,” she said, laughing the words. “They are [a] green.”

The 40-year-old single mother of five farms a one-acre plot in Lancaster. She’s one of 232 farmers who share the 40-acre Flats Mentor Farm. Last year, Nizigiyimana helped found a co-op that teaches farmers, many of whom can’t read or write in English or their native tongue, how to turn their plots into a business.

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March 18, 2013

Check out our article in on USDA Blog!

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August 1, 2010

Check out our article in the Sentinel & Enterprise!

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