Pittsburgh Farming Future and Liberate X work to fight sustainable agriculture
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Farming Future addressed the issue of sustainable agriculture and food insecurity.
The six-plus-hour event was designed to help farmers of color overcome barriers to accessing land and financing.
“It is important not to think of urban farms and high-end farms but to pay attention to small urban farms that are fighting food insecurity in low-income areas,” said Quyam Ansari, co-founder of Liberate. X.
Liberate X organizers have said that we need to focus on local agriculture and right now we are seeing the effects of only being focused on the macro level.
The past few years have shown what can happen when a supply chain breaks down.
“Everyone eats, everyone needs to eat, but not everyone plants,” said Yusupha Ulomi, another Liberate X co-founder. land. Not everyone provides the funding.”
For some low-income communities, fresh produce is not accessible. By breaking down barriers, farms in these communities can help people access healthier food.
Right now there is an economic and in many cases racial divide in who has the ability to get fresher, healthier food.
“It’s very important if you want to find food in many black and brown communities,” Ansari said.
Organizers said this event was not exceptional. They want to continue these discussions about this to make sure no one goes hungry.