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08 Dec 2017 description

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit; includes emergency responses in South Sudan and northern Nigeria

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit from fourteen projects totaling $3.7 committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in November.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

04 Dec 2017 description

Tuesday, December 5 is World Soil Day, a day set aside by the United Nations http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/about-world-soil-day/en/; to acknowledge the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. This World Soil Day, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is reflecting on the importance of continued attention to soil health as a means of ensuring global food security.

31 Jan 2017 description

Addis Ababa January 31/2017 The response made by the Ethiopian government in curbing the El Nino induced drought over the previous year is commendable and among the best by global standards, Canada’s Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ambassador Philip Baker commended the strong and timely response made by the government and other stakeholders toward mitigating the effects of the drought.

01 Aug 2015 description

Canada to support Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiative to assist African farmers

July 31, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced support for a project that will enable the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to directly benefit more than 50,000 farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

18 May 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Since the beginning of the year, 11,675 measles cases were confirmed out of 12,421 reported cases. The Ministry of Health has not yet secured enough funding for the $38 million required to conduct the measles vaccination campaign for children under-15 planned for October.

  • The Government of Canada contributed $68,500 for the procurement and prepositioning of emergency education supplies. As of 13 May the education cluster was 2 per cent funded.

02 Feb 2015 description

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience

February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

08 Jul 2013 description

TORONTO — The International Day of Cooperatives serves to recognize and reaffirm the role of cooperatives. Canada has made cooperatives a priority because dynamic, growing economies create more opportunities for people everywhere. To recognize this day, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Development, announced a new initiative that will help smallholder farmers in Ethiopia explore and develop their potential through earning a living and ultimately improve their quality of life.

29 May 2013 description

ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships.

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

23 May 2012 description

18 mai 2012
Ottawa (Ontario)

Le Premier ministre Stephen Harper a annoncé aujourd’hui de l’aide pour une nouvelle initiative visant à résoudre le problème de la productivité agricole en Afrique. L’initiative a été annoncée par Barack Obama, Président des États-Unis, lors du Symposium sur l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire dans le monde, à Washington D.C.

23 May 2012 description

18 May 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for a new initiative aimed at addressing the challenges of agricultural productivity in Africa. The initiative was announced by Barack Obama, President of the United States, at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, D.C.

14 Feb 2012 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Dans le cadre des efforts déployés par le Canada à l'échelle internationale pour aider les pays en développement à s'adapter aux répercussions des changements climatiques, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, et l'honorable Peter Kent, ministre de l'Environnement, ont lancé aujourd'hui le Fonds canadien pour la résilience climatique en Afrique.

14 Feb 2012 description

February 13, 2012

Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.

07 Oct 2011 description

Canada fulfills food security commitment

October 5, 2011

Montreal, Quebec―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced the preliminary tally of funds donated by Canadians to registered Canadian charitable organizations working in East Africa on drought relief.

05 Oct 2011 description

Le Canada donne suite à son engagement à l'égard de la sécurité alimentaire

Le 5 octobre 2011

Montréal, Québec ― Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé le montant total préliminaire des dons versés par les Canadiens aux organismes de bienfaisance canadiens enregistrés qui viennent en aide aux victimes de la sécheresse en Afrique de l'Est.

29 Jul 2011 description

Drought in the Horn of Africa has left 12.4 million people in need of help. While international attention to the emergency has peaked in recent weeks, CERF funds have been addressing the crisis since rainfalls failed at the end of 2010. More than $94 million dollars has been allocated to drought-affected countries this year.