Women in Agriculture
The Women in Agriculture and Alternative Economies Project helps build the long-term economic security of low-income women and families in the rural South through entrepreneurship focused on sustainable and cooperative agriculture and textile manufacturing. SRBWI works with local businesses, leaders, and communities to identify economic models that align with the culture and industries in the rural South.
SRBWI’s Women in Agriculture is a profound act of agricultural pride and the first Black women’s cooperative in Mississippi. These women grew up among the fields of the South. Their history is a richly woven textile with roots in slavery and freedom and the lasting legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Their hands are as strong as their will, demonstrated in every harvest.