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Cash Back looks at how the dispossession of Indigenous lands nearly destroyed Indigenous economic livelihoods. Cash Back is about restitution from the perspective of stolen wealth.
The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems summit to be held in a hybrid format in Rome from 26 to 28 July will be decisive for the final direction and outcomes of the summit. The liaison group of the autonomous people`s response to the UN Food Systems Summit for transforming corporate food systems therefore invites you to be part of a colourful mobilization in parallel and in the run up to the Pre-Summit.
A conversation among coalition builders and network leaders focused on improving our food systems. An hour of discussion on what has changed over the past 12 months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, identifying new challenges as well as new opportunities for network-led change.
The objective of the Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (IAFSI) is to increase economic development opportunities of Indigenous Peoples and communities in Canada. This initiative will support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects and others who want to build their capacity to participate in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a 5 year, $60 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. It was created as part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF is aimed at community-based, not-for-profit organizations with a mission to reduce food insecurity by establishing and strengthening their local food system.
Discussion of the role of different sectors in moving from short-term, downstream responses to long-term, systemic solutions that build capacity, enable COVID recovery and increase resiliency.