The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a grassroots community-based organization of over 8,000 members who work primarily in the vegetable, citrus, mushroom, sod, fern, and foliage industries throughout Central and South Florida. The Farmworker Association of Florida evolved from the Farmworker Association of Central Florida, an organization that was established in 1983 to respond to the needs of the farmworker community in Central Florida and to organize farmworkers more effectively in their struggle for better housing, wages, and working conditions. FWAF was incorporated in 1986, and expanded statewide during the early 1990’s. FWAF currently has 5 locations, and reaches farmworker communities in 15 counties. The mission of the Farmworker Association is to build power within farmworker and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues that affect their lives.