The WTO's Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) has had dramatic impacts on developing countries since agriculture is such a crucial issue for the poor. Through the Canadian Food Security Policy Group, CCIC examines the impact of international trade rules on agriculture and food security in developing countries.
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Pathways to Resilience: A Food Security Policy Group Discussion Paper – This document is the result of our efforts to collectively examine how the work of our partners in the South might inform Canada's response to the Global Food Crisis in a way that acknowledges the central role of smallholder agriculture and its long-term sustainability and resilience. A series of seven case studies is now available to accompany this discussion paper. (November 2008) (PDF 282 Kb)
The accompanying case studies have been prepared by individual members of the FSPG:
Honduras – Growing Resilience: Seeds, Knowledge and Diversity in Honduras (USC Canada)
India – Deccan Development Society: Alternative Public Distribution System (Inter Pares)
Zambia – Integrated Food Security in Zambia: building paths towards resilience (CARE Canada)
Malawi – Nurturing Soils, Crops and Communities (Canadian Foodgrains Bank)
Kenya – Sand Dams in Kenya (Mennonite Central Committee)
Nigeria – Climate Change Adaptation Goes Soap (Farm Radio International)
Effective Aid for Small Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Southern Civil Society Perspectives.
In mid-2006, the Canadian Food Security Policy Group sponsored a series of independent research studies of priorities for aid to agriculture and the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) bilateral supported initiatives in agriculture and rural development in three Sub-Saharan African countries -- Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique. The purpose of this research was to inform a dialogue in Canada on increasing the amount and effectiveness of CIDA's aid for agriculture in reducing poverty.
Combined Report of the case studies in Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique (January 2007) (PDF 166 Kb)
Summary Report of the case studies in Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique (January 2007) (PDF 48 Kb)
Taking the Heat: African Farmers and Climate Change
What is the human face of climate change in Africa? How are small scale farmers adapting to changes in the climate? What solutions can Africans offer? How might Canadians learn from and assist these communities? The "Taking the Heat" videos address these questions.
The videos come out of a series of events with Southern partners, elected officials, policy-makers and the Canadian public. The "Taking the Heat" videos were produced by the Canadian Coalition for Climate Change and Development and the Canadian Food Security Policy Group.