Buying food aid from local farmers is preferable to shipping food from donor countries, says the author.  |  File photo

Needs of poor people must come first

The recent decision to merge the Canadian International Development Agency into the new Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development isn’t the first time Canada’s aid program has been profoundly changed. Another major change occurred five years ago in April when the government fully untied Canadian food aid. Then, as now, it was a […] Read more

Eat less, waste less to increase food supply

Stuart Clark, senior policy adviser at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, says spoilage and waste must fall to maintain food stability. The water bucket that is our global food supply is nearly empty. Water leaks out through holes labelled food, animal feed and biofuel. Farmers used to be able to keep it full, but these days […] Read more