October 19, 2018
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit; includes humanitarian response in South Sudan and longer-term agricultural support for families in northern Kenya affected by frequent drought
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit from twelve projects totaling $3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in August and September
Over 89,000 people in ten countries will benefit from eleven projects totaling $4.2 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.
The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Emergency Relief and Development Overseas, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Tearfund Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.
One project, in northern Nigeria, is responding to the devastation caused by the Boko Haram fundamentalist group.
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.
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.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the important role women play around the world and to reflect on the increasing need for gender equality. The following is one example of how a female farmer from Malawi seized the opportunity offered through an agricultural training program to improve her crop, and ultimately, her family’s livelihood.