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Mar 4, 2022

I find myself thinking more about how and where my food is grown and sourced, and whether we are sustaining the soil so that we can sustain ourselves, future generations and Mother Earth.
 
To help answer the above, and In honour of International Women's Day, I chat with Dr. Nyagoy Nyong'o, the CEO of Fairtrade Africa. Born and raised in Kenya by a mother who was a farmer, Dr. Nyong'o's commitment to improving the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and agricultural workers were formed early in her life and has deepened over the years.
 
Dr. Nyong'o life story is rich in adventure and insight. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Forestry, and she has worked worldwide to better lives and our planet. Dr. Nyong'o will open your eyes to what it's like to work on a farm where workers aren't protected, and women, the majority of the labour force, make a fraction of what the men do.
 
Dr. Nyong'o offers a sustainable and fair path forward for the world. We must first take care of all the small farmers and treat the soil to ensure the farm to plate supply chain remains intact, and we eat affordable food with a conscience.
 
Dr. John Cranfield, one of Canada's thought leaders on agriculture, serves as Associate Dean for External Relations in the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph. John talks about how Canada can become a 'superpower' in agriculture and what it will take in terms of technology and our ability to attract a new generation to this exciting opportunity.
 
 Fairtrade Africa - https://fairtradeafrica.net
 
Fairtrade International
Twitter: @FAIRTRADE
Instagram: @fairtradeofficial
 
Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o
Twitter: @Fairtrade_CEO
 
John Cranfield
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Farm Credit Canada - https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en.html