COA Magazine Spring 2016

Page 20

In Their Own Words COA alumni speak of their work throughout the world Collected and edited by Marni Berger '09

In the early morning hours, members of UNAC, the National Union of Farmers in Mozambique, water their crops in Marracuene, Mozambique. Photos by Helena

Shilomboleni '09 unless otherwise indicated.

Mozambique Sustenance Helena Shilomboleni '09 came to COA from Namibia via the United World College system. She is completing her PhD in the social and ecological sustainability of food systems at Canada's University of Waterloo, examining food security in Mozambique through two organizations: the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, or AGRA, which seeks to improve small farm productivity, and the National Union of Farmers in Mozambique, or UNAC, which advocates for peasant land rights and resources for rural development.



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