"Cultivating Self-Determination Through Black Land & Food Sovereignty"

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Black Yield Institute is a Pan-African power institution based in Baltimore, Maryland, serving as a think tank and collective action network that addresses food apartheid.


Since our beginning in November 2015, we have worked collaboratively with black people and entities, along with other institutions, in pursuit of Black land and food sovereignty. We are to build independent power by establishing an action network and serving as an incubator for ideas and projects. We are unapologetically a Black-led institution, utilizing Afrocentric, Pan-African, and human rights frameworks to anchor our thought and works toward liberation through food.

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Since our beginning in November 2015, we have worked collaboratively with Black people and entities

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Cherry Hill Market

The Cherry Hill Market is an opportunity for Black Yield to sell produce sourced from Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden to community members at reasonable prices. This is also a space for local vendors to sell goods to the community.


Our Position

The Need for Transformation   Baltimore City has a population of 620,961 people. 25% (or 155,240 people) of residents are food insecure, also identified as living in so-called food deserts

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Farmer Xchange Spotlight

Originally published in our February 2021 Newsletter For this month’s S.W.A.G. spotlight we want to highlight the efforts of Dr. Gail Myers, Dr. Sakile Camara and Mama Ethel Jemila in

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