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  • Daniel showing off the incredible diversity on the farm. (Photo: Beatriz Oliver/USC Canada)
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    “By planting trees, there is water”: Day of Forests and World Water Day

“By planting trees, there is water”: Day of Forests and World Water Day

It's fitting that International Day of Forests and World Water Day are calendar neighbours. For Juan and Daniel González, both resources are essential to growing food.

Love seeds? Love Puns?

Valentine's Day is just two days away. Why not show your love for those around you with a gift of seeds?
  • A farmers' sons shows off his seeds.
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    Venezuela Bans GMO Crops In One Of World’s Most Progressive Seed Law

Venezuela Bans GMO Crops In One Of World’s Most Progressive Seed Law

However, implementation of one of world’s most progressive seed laws may prove difficult.
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    COP-21 Began: Will Paris Climate Talks Be A Turning Point For A Cooler Planet?

COP-21 Began: Will Paris Climate Talks Be A Turning Point For A Cooler Planet?

And the talks began. The COP-21 Paris Climate Conference that has been on everyone’s lips- or almost- for the past few months officially began today. Many expect this conference to be pivotal in our fight against climate change. In essence, it may well be ‘the’ … Read more »

Marche 100% possible pour le climat

Le 29 novembre prochain, joignez-vous à nous lors de la marche 100% possible pour le climat afin de rappeler à nos dirigeants participant à la Conférence de Paris (COP-21) que l'agriculture écologique est une solution clé pour contrer les changements climatiques.

100% possible March for the climate

March with us in Ottawa on November 29th, to remind our leaders attending the Paris Climate Conference (COP-21) that ecological agriculture is a key solution to climate change.

Live Bibliography

Here is our live library making a case for agroecology as a key response to climate change. We will be updating it daily in preparation for the 2015 Paris Conference. Help us build this list! Tell us what you’re reading … Read more »
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    GM Salmon in Court today: Should the approval be overturned in Canada?

GM Salmon in Court today: Should the approval be overturned in Canada?

Environmental groups are in court in Ottawa today to ensure a rigorous assessment of genetically modified salmon in Canada. Failure to notify public during consideration of application to grow genetically-modified salmon eggs violates Canadian Environmental Protection Act, groups say.
  • Abdoulaye Tamboura of Fili-fili village in Burkina Faso. Picture by USC Canada
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    This World Food Day, Let’s Choose Agroecology to Fight Against Climate Change

This World Food Day, Let’s Choose Agroecology to Fight Against Climate Change

World Food Day 2015: We cannot address the climate crisis without drastically rethinking the way we farm and produce food.

CFS42- Agroecology

            Come hear how agroecology can sustainably deliver wholesome, nutritious foods while nourishing communities, livelihoods and ecosystems. And learn why it should be placed high on the CFS agenda. Speakers: Faris Ahmed, CSM/USC Canada Ibrahima Coulibaly, Coordination … Read more »