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19 Oct 2018 description

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

18 Jul 2018 description

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.

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.

07 Mar 2018 description

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.

05 Mar 2018 description

For immediate release

  • 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.

23 Feb 2018 description

Ramping up food production via large-scale farming operations alone is unlikely to eradicate world hunger

By Jennifer Clapp, on behalf of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Originally published in the Hill Times.

06 Feb 2018 description

Over 65,000 people in seven countries will benefit; includes two projects responding to conflict in DR Congo

Over 65,000 people in seven countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in January.

The projects are implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, The United Church of Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

12 Jan 2018 description

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit; includes emergency response in Burundi

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit from eight projects totaling $2.75 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in December.

The projects are implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and Mennonite Central Committee Canada, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through ADRA Canada, is responding to drought in Bubanza province, Burundi.

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.

28 Nov 2017 description

Canadian Foodgrains Bank board chairperson Ken Kim, who is also Director of Disaster Response and Rehabilitation for Foodgrains Bank member World Renew, recently returned from Bangladesh. While there, he visited a Foodgrains Bank project providing emergency rations to Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong refugee camp, home to almost 400,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar.

What do you see when you look around you in Kutupalong refugee camp?

31 Oct 2017 description

The Government of Canada will match donations from individual Canadians in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh through its new Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund.

The announcement was made October 31 in Ottawa by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development.

“Bangladesh is now hosting the world’s biggest refugee camp where over 900, 000 Rohingya and other minorities are fleeing the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar,” she said. “Your donation will save lives and will allow them to be treated with dignity until they can return home.”

07 Sep 2017 description

It’s not just Canadian volunteers whose hard work and determination help to end hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Men and women volunteering in their own communities around the world are another key part of the work of ending hunger. Their contributions often go unsung.

One of these volunteers is Modina Begum, who lives in the remote village of Dhakhinail, Bangladesh.

Poverty rates are high in Dhakhinail. About 60 percent of the people living there cannot read or write. Only about 43 percent have any access to latrine facilities.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

13 Jul 2017 description

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit from five projects totalling $2.8 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Emergency Relief & Development Overseas, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

In February, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan.

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

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

10 Oct 2013 description

Syrian refugees shop for food through assistance from Canadian Foodgrains Bank

WINNIPEG, Man. -- “Just like going to Safeway.”

That’s how Joan Barkman, a Program Officer at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, describes how Syrian refugees living in Lebanon get food from the organization to feed their families.

In August, Barkman and Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius visited a store participating in a voucher program being implemented by Foodgrains Bank member agency Mennonite Central Committee.

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.

12 Sep 2013 description

Foodgrains Bank commits over $4 million to help 55,000 people; appeals for donations

WINNIPEG, Man. -- “I have a headache everyday worrying about how I will pay my rent and feed my family.”

That's what Syrian refugee Amoun Habouch, who is caring for eight children, told Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius in August when he visited her in Lebanon.