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Dr. Julio E. Correa,
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Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 967
Normal, AL 35762

Phone: 256-372-4173
Fax: 256-372-5840
E-mail: correje@aces.edu

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Alabama Ethnic Food Security Network

AEFSN Mission

The mission of the Alabama Ethnic Food Security Network (AEFSN) is to provide farmers, processors and consumers information about sustainable production and marketing strategies of ethnic foods, food safety, and healthy eating. The AEFSN will make its information available through a series of workshops, publications, and demonstration projects. Moreover, through applied research, training programs, and technical assistance services, the AEFSN will work to increase the number of Alabama residents having access to safe, locally grown multicultural meats and vegetables.

AEFSN Vision

The vision of the AEFSN is to be the premier lifelong education network that: (1) helps Alabama farmers enhance their profitability and sustainability; (2) helps Alabama farmers increase access to safe, locally grown multicultural meats and vegetables; and (3) helps Alabama consumers improve their diet and nutritional status. To achieve this vision, the AEFSN will strive to be innovative, adaptable, and willing to create new ways of learning and addressing issues.

AEFSN Goals

  • Educate local small-scale farmers about sustainable production and marketing of a number of ethnic foods such as goat, lamb, cilantro, tomatillo, Caribbean pumpkin, peppers, and eggplant.
  • Increase access to sufficient, safe multicultural meats and vegetables that are locally grown.
  • Raise awareness in urban areas regarding the availability of safe, locally grown multicultural meats and vegetables.
  • Educate processors and consumers about food safety and healthy eating.