Malik Yakini

Executive Director , Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Detroit, MI

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Development

About Malik

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and a member and former chair of the Detroit Food Policy Council. He views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice, and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces black farmers in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. He served as an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food and Community Fellow from 2012-13. He was a James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards winner in 2012.