Victor Garcia, anthropologist and director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute, presented “Immigration and Farming: Latino Farmers, Food Production, and Economic Contributions” at the fourth biennial "Siglo XXI Conference: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis," held at City University of New York on February 23–25, 2012.
The paper, based on research and consultant work conducted for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Bureau of the Census, examined the many contributions that Latino farmers, many of whom are immigrants, make to food security and the U.S. economy.
The 2012 Siglo XXI Conference convened members of the Inter-University Program of Latino Research network of scholars and researchers, as well as faculty of other institutions, to discuss current research on Latino education, health, politics, civic engagement, labor and economics, immigration, the arts, culture, and society.
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