The Government of Canada supports the Indigenous Agriculture Initiative

The Government of Canada supports the Indigenous Agriculture Initiative

21. June 2021

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The month of June in Canada is dedicated to the recognition and appreciation of the achievements, history and rich cultural history of the so-called First Nations (indigenous peoples), i.e. Inuit and Métis. Now the Canadian government has announced joint efforts to break down barriers to strengthen agriculture and foster meaningful relationships with underrepresented groups.

In this regard, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs recently announced that mark miller, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, investing more than $4 million in 16 projects that will help support indigenous food systems initiatives, enable equitable access to healthy and plant-based food, and under-represented agriculture and agri-food sectors Increase the participation of groups.

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Investment recipients include:

These projects, which are “part of”Indigenous Agriculture and Food System Initiative“And this”Agricultural Diversity Program“Announced to build on previous government support of $2.1 million. Projects supporting indigenous agriculture and food initiatives include: Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario (IAPO), the Indigenous Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC) and desi Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI).

The Government of Canada is working to ensure that Indigenous communities across the country have reliable access to healthy and, above all, plant-based foods. Today’s announcement builds on existing initiatives such as emergency food security fund And this Nutrition North Canada ProgramWhich strengthens food security even in indigenous communities.

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