In honour of Women's History Month International Women's Day, the LOFC Network has curated a list of fabulous resources on important role of women within food systems and co-operatives. Did you know that women in North America had an equal vote in co-ops before they did in the rest of society?
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Although the primary role of agriculture is to produce food and fiber, many other functions are important, such as land conservation, maintenance of landscape structure, sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity preservation, and contribution to the socio-economic viability of rural areas (OECD 2001). The multiple functions
The average age of a Canadian farmer is now 54, according to Statistics Canada. The Globe and Mail's Tavia Grant takes a look at the ageing population of Canadian farm operators census data. Canadian Farms Having Fewer Spring Chickens Canadian farmers have never
About 75% of food biodiversity was lost in the 20th century. We continue to lose biodiversity at the rate of 2% every year. Today, 80% of the world’s dietary energy is supplied by just12 industrial crops. 2010 was the International Year of
These Wild Farm Alliance Briefing Papers are part of a series that explores many of the issues that define and distinguish the concept of farming with the wild. Each paper focuses on a particular issue set in the context of reconnecting food systems with ecosystems. We are striving to
By now you have probably seen many models of ecological footprints, but have you ever seen an environmental pyramid? Foods with higher recommended consumption levels, are also those with lower environmental impact. Contrarily, those foods with lower recommended consumption levels are
Global grain production doubled from 1945 to 1980. Today, more food is produced per person than ever before in earth's history. This success, however, has come with costs to the sustainability of agriculture and to biodiversity. Over the next few decades