Anita Adalja, an Indian-American farmer, also working as a farm manager at the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, has received the honor for ‘exemplary’ Agriculture work in an event to be held at the White House on October 26th. Ms. Adalja is among the 12 achievers chosen by the White House for the Champions of Change for sustainable and climate-smart agriculture award. Their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving environmental conditions and growing local economies are considered for the honour.
Ms. Adalja work in creating a more equitable and sustainable food system by increasing food access, sustainable farming, and farmer training and ‘farm-to-school’ education has been acknowled. Under her management, Arcadia Farm grows thousands of pounds of naturally grown produce that is sold in’ low- or no-food’ access areas in and around Washington, through its mobile farmers’ market program.
Anita Adalja is social worker who merged her career with farming. She has previously farmed at One Woman Farm and Common Good City Farm in Washington.