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Graduate student awarded funding to study climate adaptation among Black farmers

Nov. 2, 2021
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Maritza Pierre, a doctoral student in the Rural Sociology specialization in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded North Central Region Sustainable AgricultureMaritza Pierre. Research and Education (NCR-SARE) funding via the 2021 Graduate Student Grant Program.

With the investment, Maritza will investigate climate change adaptation among Black farmers and in particular the role of social networks in coping with climate change impacts. The study will also consider how agricultural institutions have been engaging with African American farmers on climate change. Maritza’s research seeks to advance scholarly understanding and knowledge of the differential experiences and impact of climate change in the United States.