2014 Growing Local Poster Contest

The 7th Annual Growing Local Conference wrapped up last weekend at the Marlborough Hotel. Despite the number of years the Conference has been running this was the first year that there has been a poster presentation element to the 2-day event. The Growing Local Poster Presentation Contest, which was co-hosted by MAFRA and Food Matters […]

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How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

“Growing evidence shows that agroecology will feed the world. ‘Business as usual’ will not! On November 19th, Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) – a world leading authority on agroecology – will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He’ll be joined by panelists: Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market […]

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Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Over 30 farmers and food processors, bakers and crafters will be selling ‘make it, bake it or grow it’ products for the Christmas season.  Hope to see you there.

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Food Security and Community Economic Development

Food Security and Community Economic Development

October 25th will see the Canadian CED Network host the 11th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering. In advance of this event, they had a discussion with Stefan Epp-Koop, a Gathering Planning Committee Member and Program Director for Food Matters Manitoba, on the connections between community economic development and food security. Click here to read the interview. […]

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2014 Growing Local Poster Contest

The 7th Annual Growing Local Conference wrapped up last weekend at the Marlborough Hotel. Despite the number of years the Conference has been running this was the first year that there has been a poster presentation element to the 2-day event. The Growing Local Poster Presentation Contest, which was co-hosted by MAFRA and Food Matters […]

Read more
How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

“Growing evidence shows that agroecology will feed the world. ‘Business as usual’ will not! On November 19th, Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) – a world leading authority on agroecology – will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He’ll be joined by panelists: Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market […]

Read more
Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Over 30 farmers and food processors, bakers and crafters will be selling ‘make it, bake it or grow it’ products for the Christmas season.  Hope to see you there.

Read more
Food Security and Community Economic Development

Food Security and Community Economic Development

October 25th will see the Canadian CED Network host the 11th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering. In advance of this event, they had a discussion with Stefan Epp-Koop, a Gathering Planning Committee Member and Program Director for Food Matters Manitoba, on the connections between community economic development and food security. Click here to read the interview. […]

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Indigenous Food Gathering

Indigenous Food Gathering

This year, I had the opportunity to work with a number of people – Elders, traditional people, land defenders, food lovers – to organize an Indigenous Food Gathering. The gathering was held at Tommy’s Point on August 22nd and 23rd, through a Master’s research project on Indigenous food sovereignty and the support of research participants […]

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“Looking back to look forward”

“Looking back to look forward”

David Neufeld of Turtle Mountain/Boissevain has posted some reflections on the Cavers’ farm and MAFRI to The Real Manitoba Food Fight. “We all want the food we eat to be safe, diverse and healthy. We all want more farmers and new entrants growing a diversity of foods and making comfortable livings doing it. Will MAFRI […]

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