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Earlier this year, 10 educators from across Canada spent two weeks in Nepal, visiting Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects and also staying with Nepalese families for part of their tour. Youth educators — teachers, 4-H leaders, youth pastors, and others — are invited to apply for a similar tour in Uganda in August.

Youth educators invited to Foodgrains Bank tour

Application deadline is May 15

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is inviting youth educators to apply to join a tour to Uganda in August. Tour participants will meet people who have experienced hunger first hand, learn about the root causes and impacts of hunger, and learn about efforts to respond to the different kinds of hunger. “Our goal is to provide […] Read more

Viterra pledges land for grow project

Viterra is providing the Canadian Foodgrains Bank with 42 acres of land to farm at its terminals in Stettler and Balgonie, Sask. The Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working to end global hunger, has found local farmers to farm the land. Once harvest is complete, the proceeds of the sale […] Read more

Foodgrains Bank launches African Drought Appeal

With millions of people in southern Africa and Ethiopia facing extreme drought this year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is asking Canadians to donate to its African Drought Appeal. The prolonged drought, which affects about 14 million people in southern Africa, and another 10 million in Ethiopia, is a consequence of the most powerful El Niño event […] Read more

Africa needs a brown, not green, revolution

Two Canadian Foodgrains Bank-supported projects that promote conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe and Zambia have been featured in a new book about food security in Africa. The projects, operated together with the United Church of Canada and Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, are included as case studies in The Hungry Continent: African Agriculture and Food Insecurity, […] Read more