By: José Graziano da Silva Published: The Guardian, Dec. 6, 2012
New data compiled for the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s State of Food and Agriculture report, published on Thursday, shows that farmers are, by far, the greatest source of investment in agriculture.
Farmers in low- and middle-income countries invest more than $170bn (£105bn) a year […]
By: Ray Baynton Published: Blackburn Agrimedia.ca, Nov. 28, 2012
Ontario farmers appear to be willing to accomodate the habitats of grassland species on their farms.
That’s how Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement officials are interpreting the fact they got more bid packages from interested farmers than they’d expected for the program.
The Grassland Habitat Farm […]
By: Bill Vorley Published: The Guardian, Nov. 29, 2012
A minivan with an unusual group of passengers moves through the countryside and villages of western Uganda. Its passengers take in the poverty but also the very visible signs of a dynamic rural economy. Lorries move maize across porous borders to the Democratic Republic of the […]
The Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter, for the agricultural community in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec are looking for farmers to complete their Farmer Needs Survey for Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec. To complete survey please click here: :https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cog-oso-farmer-needs-2013 For all farmers – organic, ecological, biodynamic, conventional – all scales, all commodities Opportunity to […]
ONTARIO ORGANIC AWARDS
When: Saturday February 2nd, 2013, 6-10:30 pm
Location: River Run Center, Guelph
Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual Ontario Organic Awards.
The Organic Council of Ontario putting together nominations and looking forward to celebrating the sector once again.
Last year’s sold out awards ceremony received outstanding support. In […]
Perhaps some of you caught the Internet furor as “a GMO activist recants on GM food” – largely heightened by a classic Wente Globe and Mail commentary. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/an-activist-recants-on-gm-foods/article7018634/?service=mobile)
And if you were curious enough to look deeper into her story you might have taken a read through Lynas’ full speech. (http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/)