Food Solutions

The Metcalf Foundation in Ontario, Canada has just published five new reports that tackle the deepest issues in food, land, and agricultural justice facing Ontario communities. These reports, collectively titled “Metcalf Food Solutions” were created through intensive research and interviews with stakeholders in the Ontario food system. Together, they contain recommendations for protecting rural and urban land to grow food, building a thriving local food and farming economy, creating jobs and infrastructure, and supporting healthier Ontarians demanding locally-produced food.

The five reports are available in PDF form on the Metcalf website: 

Menu 2020: Ten Good Food Ideas for Ontario

New Farmers and Alternative Markets Within the Supply-Managed System

Nurturing Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Ontario

Scaling Up Urban Agriculture in Toronto: Building the Infrastructure

In Every Community a Place for Food: The Role of the Community Food Centre in Building a Local, Sustainable, and Just Food System

 

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Making the Declaration Work

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 after more than 25 years of struggle and organizing. Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, explores the history of that process, as well as the significance of the declaration for communities and tribes around the world.

Read the full report in PDF form here.

Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

While there is a wealth of information out in the world about specific alternatives being created by disparate communities and movements, very little of it is linked together, or collected in an easily accessible archive. That’s why Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources is so exciting. This website gathers an asstounding wealth of articles, reports, job listings, books, recordings, and other resources by and about indigenous and tribal peoples from every corner of the world. The more than 5,000 different resources are sorted by topic, region, media, and are easily searchable.

Dive in to these extensive archives at http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com