Solutions from the Land expands its engagement in the United Nations with the election of A.G. Kawamura as co-chair of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s Farmers Major Group. The UNEP, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the leading global authority on the environment. “The UNEP farmers constituency will be well served by A.G.,” says Ernie Shea, Solutions from the Land president.


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A.G. Kawamura elected to co-chair UN Environment Program Farmers Group

A.G. Kawamura elected to co-chair UN Environment Program Farmers Group

California farmer A.G. Kawamura has always wanted to be involved in bringing an end to hunger. He started in his own backyard, with Orange County Produce, which delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly to his local food bank, as well as more traditional venues including grocery stores and...

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To Solve Hunger, Listen to Farmers

To Solve Hunger, Listen to Farmers

A.G. Kawamura has grown food in a lot of places in urban Orange County, California. The third-generation farmer has tended to fields of 3 to 4 acres all the way up to 300 to 600 acres, on vacant lots, school properties, an abandoned military base—anywhere he can find an open space. He’s used both...

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