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National Farmers Union hosts community conversations on climate change, income security

For immediate release 01/25/2022

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CANADA: Last week, the National Farmers Union hosted a series of community conversations on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in northern British Columbia/Yukon, northern Alberta/Northwest Territories and in Atlantic Canada.

Organized in partnership with the Green Resilience Project, the conversations aimed to identify and document a wide range of perspectives on what Canadian farmers need to build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis.

Climate change and income insecurity are two of the most urgent challenges facing farmers in Canada. The conversation brought community members together to discuss the connections between these issues, brainstorm solutions and identify what they need to put them into action.

Details from the conversation will be shared in the Green Resilience Project’s final report, to be published in April 2022.

The Green Resilience Project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income – Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.

The National Farmers Union is Canada’s national farm organization committed to family and cooperative farms. Promoting agroecology and food sovereignty for 50+ years, the NFU does not waver in our vision for farmers, eaters, and the earth, embedded in social and economic justice coast to coast to coast, and internationally. The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of farmers and farm workers who share common goals. Our goal is to work together to achieve agricultural policies which will ensure dignity and security of income for farmers and farm workers while enhancing the land for future generations.

For all media queries, please contact:

Cecilia Stuart, the Green Resilience Project
(905) 808-9788