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Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

In 2012, a project was started to help farmers in rural communities across Manitoba work towards creating a sustainable food system. Six communities hosted day-long workshops where participants worked on practical solutions to build support for local agriculture. These communities were Cypress River, Gimli and the Interlake, Swan River, Steinbach, Boissevain, and Onanole/Erikson. It was […]

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Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon has sent us a wonderful update on its first few months of operation. Fruit Share Brandon was established with help from Share the Fruit, a recipient of MAFRA funding. Over the past three months Fruit Share Brandon has worked to save local produce that might otherwise go to waste, and helped to […]

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“Food banks are not a solution” from Fast Forward Weekly

This article by Maureen McNamee for fast forward weekly does a great job presenting some of the different arguments on how to sustainably remove the need for food banks. Read it here: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/life-style/urban-living/food-banks-are-not-a-solution-10748/

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2013 Funded Community Proposals

The following community proposals have received MAFRA  funding for 2013-2014: Cross Regional: Change the Normal                                             $4,000 Share the Fruit                             […]

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Ian MacPherson – A History of Co-ops in Manitoba

Ian MacPherson presented this keynote address for the Canadian CED Network Gathering in Winnipeg. The talk focuses on the long history of co-ops and cooperative action ranging from agriculture to consumer movements to Indigenous communities.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16705821[/vimeo]

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Food Prices on the Rise

Food Prices on the Rise

Statistics Canada released the latest inflation data this week, and the results aren’t good for anyone filling up a grocery cart.  Over the last year, grocery prices have jumped nearly 5% – much higher than the price increases for other goods.  While 5% doesn’t sound like a lot, that’s an extra $7.50 a week for […]

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