Although the contexts may differ, many challenges are the same. Climate change, soil degradation, deforestation and unjust food distribution inhibit equitable access to sufficient, nutritious, culturally appropriate food. foodprints: a path to resilient food systems, as a public engagement component of the Farmers First program, attempts to highlight some of the successful solutions to counter these challenges. In partnership with FoodShare Toronto, foodprints uses storytelling to demonstrate the parallels between global and local food insecurity, and provides inspiration and resources to help address common challenges.
In the Global South and Global North, food insecurity is on the rise.
Farmers First real stories
Farmers First is a 5-year program in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). Putting Farmers First refers to the approach of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) to support long-term food security for farming families in vulnerable African communities. It emphasizes the belief that small-scale farming is an effective means of sustaining livelihoods for communities in rural Sub-Saharan Africa in the face of global challenges such as climate change and fluctuating food prices.
Connecting Students to Food
Working through schools to develop a generation of informed youth with a strengthened connection to their food.
Growing Food in Resource Constrained Settings
Innovative approaches to growing food in resource constrained settings.
Conservation Agriculture minimizes soil disturbance, retaining moisture, nutrients and soil structure, thus improving soil fertility.
Being able to buy and sell nutritious and culturally appropriate foods is a critical component of achieving food security.
The Power of Trees
Trees play a vital role in maintaining a healthy global environment, serving as a source of life by adding oxygen and moisture to the air.
Nutrition-based health problems are universal, but they impact the poor disproportionately, whose nutritional choices are the most limited.