MICAIA visit to Market Umbrella, New Orleans
Market Umbrella (www.marketumbrella.org ) is a wonderful organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. We met Richard McCarthy on a previous visit to New Orleans and wanted to learn more about Market Umbrella’s work to boost public markets and local food producers. Richard invited Milagre and Andrew to spend a few days with Market Umbrella’s team, learn about their various programmes, and explore how our two organizations might collaborate in future.
We spent four days in New Orleans, visiting public markets and gaining a deeper understanding of how Market Umbrella help local food producers access markets and consumers, as well as develop new food products for those markets.
As a result of the visit we agreed that MICAIA and Market Umbrella will develop a concept of how we can practically collaborate in Mozambique.
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Photo caption: Milagre was invited to open the Crescent City Market – traditionally done by ringing a bell.