Alaska Farmland Trust
Founded in 2005, Alaska Farmland Trust, Corporation (AFTC) is the only organization in Alaska focused solely on preserving farmland. So far, AFTC has permanently protected 120 acres of important farmland in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and has explored ways to save valuable farms with dozens of other landowners. AFTC also provides continuing educational opportunities to new and established farmers, promotes local foods, and is working to expand Alaska's food system infrastructure.
According to recent estimates, around 106,200 Alaskans are considered food insecure, with about 37,640 of those being children.
Alaska’s food security as a state depends on supply chains stretching thousands of miles. Less than 10% of the food we eat is produced in Alaska and we rely on barges and air transport to bring in the state’s food.