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ToxicFree NC

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, ToxicFree NC (formerly known as the Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project) provides statewide pesticide education training for farmers, farmworkers and local communities in the safe handling of agro-chemicals.

Black Family Land Trust

The LLPP continues to provide legal services to the Black Family Land Trust (BFLT). We work under the auspices of the BFLT with other conservation groups, Black grassroots organizations, and community economic development corporations to conserve and protect minority owned land for community use, historic preservation, and economic development purposes.

Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

"BFAA ... is a non-profit organization created to respond to the issues and concerns of Black farmers in the U.S. and abroad.  Formed in 1997, the organization boasts a membership of over 1,500 farmers nationwide, and 21 state chapters."

Farmers' Legal Action Group

FLAG is a nonprofit law center dedicated to the proposition that a family farm-based agricultural system is crucial to promoting vibrant rural communities, protecting the environment, and having a safe, stable national food supply.

Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

"The Center works in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America on issues of land tenure and land use, agrarian reform, land markets, legislative drafting, land registration and titling, institutional dimensions of rural development, and environmental/natural resource management." The Center is also produces significant publications covering the intersection between the latest research and public policy.

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture

"The NCSA is a diverse nationwide partnership of individuals and organizations cultivating grass roots efforts to engage in policy development processes that result in food and agricultural systems and rural communities that are healthy, environmentally sound, profitable, humane and just."

National Family Farm Coalition

NFFC "provides a voice for grassroots groups on farm, food, trade and rural economic issues to ensure fair prices for family farmers, safe and healthy food, and vibrant, environmentally sound rural communities here and around the world."

Rural Advancement Foundation International

RAFI is an organization dedicated to preserving family farms by encouraging fair contractual relationships between farmers and processors, helping farmers cut their costs by using environmentally friendly farming methods, and assisting communities as they swich away from tobacco-based local economies.

Rural Coalition/ CoaliciĆ³n Rural

The Coalition is composed of a broad spectrum of organizations that advocate for minority and small farmers, good working conditions for farm workers, environmentally sound food production methods, and a safe, healthy food supply.

Spencer D. Wood

Prof. Wood's scholarship has shone considerable light on the problem of Black land loss, which has exacerbated inequalities in wealth between African Americans and whites.  He has also studied the way in which changes in food production have impacted the communities in which food is produced.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

SARE is part of the USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service and administers a grant program aimed at promoting sustainable farming practices.


LLPP's booklet "Ten Ways To Save Your Land" is now in its 7th edition. The booklet gives a broad overview of typical legal issues that landowners, farmers, and homeowners may confront. It's available here for free.


Heir Propertyis one of the driving forces behind the precipitous decline of land ownership in the African American community.


Learn how LLPP is working to promote Environmental Justice in North Carolina


LLPP's Fair Lending and Home Defense Project takes on Predatory Lending

To learn about our SmartGrowth Business Center for farmers, click here.