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
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
www.foodgrainsbank.ca

In 2018, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is celebrating 35 years of working to end hunger. Browse our timeline!

 

FSPG Member organizations:

Aga Khan Foundation Canada      https://www.akfc.ca/
Canadian Council for International Co-operation        https://ccic.ca/
Canadian Feed The Children         https://canadianfeedthechildren.ca/
Canadian Foodgrains Bank            https://foodgrainsbank.ca/
Canadian Lutheran World Relief  https://www.clwr.org/
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief   http://cpar.ca/Our-Programs/Projects/Food-Security
CARE Canada                        https://care.ca/our-work
Développement international Dejardins            www.did.qc.ca
Development and Peace- Caritas Canada          https://www.devp.org/fr
ETC Group                             http://www.etcgroup.org/
Farm Radio International               http://www.farmradio.org/
HOPE International Development Agency https://hope-international.com/
Huairou Commission          https://huairou.org/
Inter Pares                            https://interpares.ca/
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture http://www.iica.int/en/countries/canada
International Institute for Sustainable Development  https://iisd.org/
l’Œuvre Léger / Léger Foundation           https://leger.org/
Mennonite Central Committee Canada https://mcccanada.ca/
National Farmers Union     http://www.nfu.ca/
Oxfam Canada                     https://www.oxfam.ca/
Oxfam Québec         https://oxfam.qc.ca/
Plan Canada             https://plancanada.ca/
Results-Resultats Canada  https://www.results-resultats.ca/
Save the Children Canada https://www.savethechildren.ca/
SOCODEVI     https://socodevi.org/
SUCO                          http://suco.org/
United Church of Canada              https://www.united-church.ca/
UPA Développement international         http://www.upadi-agri.org/
USC Canada              https://www.usc-canada.org/
Veterinarians without Borders / Vétérinaires sans Frontières      https://www.vetswithoutborders.ca/what-we-do/our-approach
World Accord           http://worldaccord.org/
World Vision Canada          https://www.worldvision.ca/

LATEST REPORTS AVAILABLE:

 

Uprooting Inequality,
Nurturing Rights
(April 2018)

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 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)

“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 Groupi (FSPG).”

Agenda for Food Security and Resilience (April 2016)

“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.”

Long version: 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.

Short version: Canadian Aid for a Food Secure World (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.

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.

Canada and the global land rush (April 2013) 

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.

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