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New Roots

Posted by The IRC on September 25th, 2015
As they set down new roots in America, refugee farmers are feeding the local economy and filling a gap in neighborhoods with few or no places to purchase fresh produce. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on April 23rd, 2015
From San Diego to Baltimore, the IRC is helping resettled refugees and their new neighbors in the United States access the fresh foods they need to live healthy lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7th, 2015
It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2014
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 17th, 2014
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has awarded the IRC New Roots Program with a $500,000 grant to support resettled refugees with community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. more »
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Posted by Danielle Silber on June 3rd, 2014
With generous support from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, the IRC launched a MicroProducer Academy in 2013 to enable refugee farmers to adapt their existing skills to the U.S. agricultural landscape and marketplace. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 10th, 2014
Happy National Volunteer Week. We’re tremendously grateful to the more than 3,500 people across the United States each year who dedicate their time and talents to help the IRC and the cause of refugees. Meet one of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28th, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 13th, 2014
The IRC this week hosted its first-ever New Roots “pop-up” at New York Fashion Week, inviting fashion movers and shakers who dropped by to learn more about the IRC’s work with refugees both in the United States and around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2013
As part of the IRC's New Roots program, Koffi Ogou uses his farming knowledge from his life in Togo to provide healthy, fresh food to his community. more »