"Beautiful cultural traditions surround farming,"says Sayrah Namaste, a staff member at AFSC-New Mexico. "At one of the farms, Azteca dancers bless the fields with their feet and their voices. The acequias are filled with flower petals once a year, a ritual passed down for generations to bless the source of life."
To bring together both local knowledge and scientific expertise for better results, AFSC works with both the Academy of Agriculture Science and with four cooperative farms.
AFSC support is based on each farm’s specific location, including key crops, labor force, natural and economic conditions. Farm trials address the immediate need to increase food production and to protect soil fertility.
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.