Growing local food justicel


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Local food movements are part of a grassroots movement toward community food security globally, not just in Canada; Foodgrains Bank participates in these discussions but focuses on its own role in food justice.

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Growing local food justicel

  1. 1. Food Justice<br />
  2. 2. Supporting international Partnerships to end hunger<br />Influencing Public Policy to end hunger<br />Engaging Canadians in efforts to end hunger<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li> Farmers on the prairies donated grain in response to reports of food shortages in Bangladesh</li></ul>1983<br />
  4. 4. “Hunger is not an issue of charity.  It is an issue of justice.”<br />~ Jacques Diouf - FAO Director-general<br />
  5. 5. From Food Aid / Food Assistance<br />
  6. 6. Food Security<br />
  7. 7. Nutrition<br />
  8. 8. Right to Food<br />
  9. 9. Roughly 70% of the world’s hungry people rely on food production for their livelihood<br />
  10. 10. Why are they hungry?<br />
  11. 11. ROOT CAUSES of HUNGER<br />Trade Policies (globalization)<br />Conflict and Governance(access to resources)<br />Access to land, employment, health care, etc (structures and systems)<br />Disasters (climate and geography-related)<br />
  12. 12. Give a man a fish…and he’ll eat for a day.<br />Teach a man to fish…and he’ll for a lifetime.<br />Teach a woman to fish…and the whole family will eat for a lifetime.<br />But what if they have no access to the pond?<br />
  13. 13. Untying Canada’s Food Aid Program<br /><ul><li> Began as fully tied
  14. 14. 2005 down to 50%
  15. 15. 2008 fully untied</li></li></ul><li>Renegotiating the Food Aid Convention (with TAFAD)<br /><ul><li> Adopting Right to Food approach
  16. 16. Recipient country representation
  17. 17. Nutrition rather than tonnes of grain
  18. 18. Based on need rather than availability</li></li></ul><li>Aid for Agriculture<br /><ul><li>lobbying CIDA
  19. 19. resilience / adaptation
  20. 20. working in coalition </li></ul> (Canadian FSPG)<br /><ul><li>constituent support</li></li></ul><li>Last year CIDA announced a focus on “increasing food security”<br />What is this going to mean?<br />
  21. 21. 17<br />Projections are now a reality that most developing countries are negatively affected by climate change<br />
  22. 22. Canada must do more to help small farmers in developing countries adapt!<br />
  23. 23. What about you?<br />
  24. 24. Citizens or Consumers?<br />
  25. 25. Over a billion People <br />on the Planet are Hungry.<br />
  26. 26. (That’s Onein Six.) <br />
  27. 27. Almost the Same Number <br />on the Planet are Overfed.<br />
  28. 28. How Can We Respond?<br />
  29. 29. 25<br />Tread lightly on the Earth.<br />
  30. 30. 26<br />Make purchases that honour those who produce your food.<br />
  31. 31. Advocate for food policies that are just and sustainable…<br />…at all levels!<br />
  32. 32. Liberia<br />Haiti<br />
  33. 33. WHAT CAN YOU DO?<br />Talk to Elected Officials about the importance of Food Security<br />Eat, Live, and Shop Consciously<br />Write to your MP, MLA or Councilor<br />Support and cooperate with farmers<br />Support Canadian Foodgrains Bank or other agencies which provide food<br />Think About Entitlements and “Enough”<br />Learn and Share<br />
  34. 34. Write a letter or send a postcard to Prime Minister Harper and the Minister of Environment<br />Ask them to help small-scale farmers adapt to the negative effects of climate change<br />