Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Štefan Straka's work was prepared when Štefan Straka was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Stefan is combating the lack of integration and food insecurity of the Roma and other marginalized populations in Slovakia by connecting these communities to idle land resources. By bringing together fragmented stakeholders, he is enabling a formerly nomadic and highly marginalized population to farm the land as a source of subsistence, economic opportunity, and connection to community.
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