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04 May 2018 description

Halfway through, over 21,000 farmers practising conservation ag; results include better yields, less hunger

In the Kindo Koysha District of Ethiopia, staff at the Terepeza Development Association (TDA) are preaching the gospel—the gospel of conservation agriculture.

The TDA, which is supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank through its member Tearfund Canada, is sending out evangelists—they call them “animators”—and gaining converts to the different way of farming in the dry and hilly area about 360 kilometres southwest of the capital of Addis Ababa.

12 Apr 2018 description

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in South Sudan

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit from 13 projects totaling $4 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.

05 Mar 2018 description

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  • Six projects totaling $1.3 million committed in February

  • Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in Somalia

  • Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in February.

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.

12 Sep 2013 description

By Sam Vander Ende

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- When people are starving in the developing world, we see and hear it in the media. But when a country announces that hunger is decreasing, it rarely makes the news. But that’s what has happened in Ethiopia.

In August the Ethiopian government announced that the number of people requiring food assistance in 2012 had declined to 2.7 million from 5.5 million in 2011.