WINNIPEG — More than 57,000 people in nine countries will benefit from 12 projects worth $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in October.
The projects are being implemented by the Mennonite Central Committee, World Renew, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, the Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA Canada), Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), and the Christian and Missionary Alliance, in collaboration with their local partners.
One project, implemented by World Renew in Nicaragua and worth $246,000, will help indigenous communities grow enough food to last their families all year round.
Typically, these farmers go through periods of hunger while they wait for their crop to mature.
Through World Renew’s local partner, Accion Medica Cristiana, plants, trees, and livestock are being provided to community members along with training in sustainable agricultural methods.
Through another project, implemented by Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) in Kenya through their local partner Sauti Moja Marsabit, farmers who have suffered through two successive droughts are receiving emergency food assistance.
Through the project, worth $199,000, 590 female-headed or orphaned-headed families will receive monthly rations of maize, beans, oil and salt.
Projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank are undertaken with support from the Government of Canada.