Quayside Village (Canada)

Quayside Village provides 19 residential units, five of which are affordable housing, with the ambition of reducing social inequity. The units comprise of 1-3 bedroom apartments and townhouses, all of which are wheelchair accessible. The complex is based on a 1000 mcompact site. This reduces energy consumption and resource usage. It is within walking distance from a public market and a sea-bus distance from restaurants, parks, schools and other services. This keeps the residents engaged with city life. The housing has several communal facilities such as a 232-square-meter common house and a 60-square-meter commercial space. Please click here for more details.

USAID Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program (Kenya)

The world’s population will be nearly 10 billion by 2050. This means we’ve got to work together – across continents, cultures and markets – to make abundant, nutritious food available so everyone can realize their full potential. And we need to do this in a way that sustains the health of our planet.

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is uniquely positioned to do just that. That’s because we have the backing of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a $15 billion farmer-owned cooperative with diversified agribusinesses in dairy, livestock and crops. Pair this with local insights from our nearly 40 years of agricultural development and we’ve got what it takes to unlock the potential of agricultural business ventures around the world. Please click here for more details.

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The European Council for Young Farmers (Europe Region)

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CEJA acts as a forum for communication between young farmers and European decision-makers. Its main objective is to promote a younger and more innovative agricultural sector across the EU-27 and to create good working and living conditions for young people setting up in farming and those who are already “young farmers”.

The main concerns of young farmers are issues related to access to land, credit and production rights, and strengthening education and training facilities for young people in rural areas. CEJA represents around 2 million young farmers in Europe. Their membership spans across 23 EU Member States and 33 national member organizations, including an observer member from the UK and an associate member from Serbia. We remain in regular contact with young farmers’ organizations, agricultural institutions and associations throughout Europe and worldwide. CEJA has built strong links with various international youth organizations over the years in its advocacy work for young farmers, while always maintaining independence from any political ideology. Please click here for more details.

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The Bi-national Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities (US)

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The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) analyzes the complexity of current agri-food systems and, through a variety of initiatives, fosters change towards healthier and more sustainable lifestyles in order to achieve the Goals set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
With its public initiatives and scientific research, BCFN provides recommendations to public decision makers and maintains an ongoing dialogue with its stakeholders by providing food related multidisciplinary studies and highlighting best practices; it engages the new generations by developing educational tools and awarding projects by young researchers from around the world; it speaks to people to raise awareness and inspire informed daily food choices; and it awards journalistic excellence in reporting the paradoxes of the current food system. Please click here for more details.

 

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Fresh! From Finland (Finland)

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Fresh! from Finland is a multiyear campaign produced by the Consulate General of Finland in New York with the support of Benecol, Valio USA, Iittala and Visit Finland. The campaign consists of Fresh! from Finland website and different events in New York. Please click here for more details.

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Developing Innovations in School and Community Cultivation (Uganda)

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Developing Innovations in School and Community Cultivation (DISCC) Project started in 2006 with 4 volunteers with an aim of promoting economically viable sustainable agriculture among the youth and since then the number has grown to a total of 15 Volunteers who have undergone both local and international training in the establishment, management and sustaining school, community and home gardens using different farming techniques and models like the Permaculture principles, farmer ownership Model (FOM), Child to Parent Model (C2P), Farmer to Market (F2M) among others and have been implementing similar models and offering training and advisory services in similar projects in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Please click here for more details.