Canadian Food Security Policy Group

Canadian Food Security Policy Group

 

The Canadian Food Security Policy Group is a network of Canadian development and humanitarian organizations with expertise in global food systems, and food security in the Global South.  Since 1996, we have been carrying out joint advocacy, research and policy dialogue to ensure that Canada’s international agricultural and development policies advance global food security in an inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and coherent way.

 

Contact FSPG Co-Chairs:

Faris Ahmed, USC Canada: fahmed@usc-canada.org 

Paul Hagerman / Director of Public Policy
phagerman@foodgrainsbank.ca / 204.926-4240
 

 

FSPG Member organizations:

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Canadian Council for International Cooperation

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

Canadian feed the Children

Canadian feed the Children

Canadian Foodgrains Banks

Canadian Foodgrains Banks

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Care

Care

 

Développement international Desjardins

Développement international Desjardins

Development and Peace

Development and Peace

Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International

HOPE International Development Agency

Huairou Commission

Huairou Commission

Inter Pares

Inter Pares

 

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

International Institute for Sustainable Development

International Institute for Sustainable Development

 

l’Œuvre Léger / Léger Foundation

l’Œuvre Léger / Léger Foundation

 

Mennonite Central Committee Canada

Mennonite Central Committee Canada

 

National Farmers Union

 

Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada

 

Oxfam Québec

Oxfam Québec

 

RESULTS Canada

RESULTS Canada

 

SOCODEVI

SOCODEVI

 

SUCO

SUCO

 

United Church of Canada

United Church of Canada

 

UPA Développement international

UPA Développement international

 

USC Canada

USC Canada

 

Veterinarians without Borders

Veterinarians without Borders

 

World Accord

World Accord

 

World Vision

World Vision

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST REPORTS AVAILABLE:

 

Uprooting Inequality,Nurturing Rights (April 2018)PDF

The Food Security Policy Group urges Canada to focus on small-scale farming to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. This brief includes case studies and costed examples of approaches that will enable Canada to achieve the goals of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and Agenda 2030.

A critical look at the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) in Senegal (May 2017)

The Food Security Policy Group urges Canada to focus on small-scale farming to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. Canada’s support for the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) in Senegal has demonstrated that this model of public-private partnership is not necessarily the most effective way to meet development goals. This is according to research conducted in Senegal and Canada by the Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG).his brief includes case studies and costed examples of approaches that will enable Canada to achieve the goals of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and Agenda 2030.

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Short versionPDF

Agenda for Food Security and Resilience (April 2016)PDF

The Canadian Food Security Policy Group has formulated recommendations by which Canada can demonstrate global leadership in food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and climate resilience. Our recommendations are based on our understanding that food insecurity is caused by many factors.

Recommitting to Global Food Security 2015 (May 2015)

 

Twenty-four international development agencies call on government to rectify serious under-funding of agriculture in Canada’s aid program and to address key threats to food security.

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Short versionPDF

Fertile Ground? Assessing CIDA’s investments in food and farming (July 2013)

The Food Security Policy Group (a coalition of CCIC and other development organizations) assessed CIDA’s work in food and agriculture since the Food Security Strategy began in 2009. The report is available in both languages. The Fertile Ground report is based on four background studies: country studies in Ethiopia and Honduras, a report on statistics and a report on international dimensions. All four are summarized in the synthesis paper.

Fertile Ground?PDF

EthiopiaPDF

HondurasPDF

StatisticsPDF

Internation DimensionsPDF

Synthesis PaperPDF

Canada and the global land rush (April 2013) PDF

Analysis of Canadian involvement in large-scale agricultural land acquisition in the Southern Hemisphere Written by Jasmine Bélanger-Gulick for the Canadian Food Security Policy Group.