In 2011/12, Canadian Foodgrains Bank approved over $43 million in funding for 116 projects in 36 countries.
Over 40,000 tonnes of food and seed were provided. 2.1 million people benefited from these programs. Click here
to see our 2012 Annual Report.
Ending hunger has been the focus of Foodgrains Bank programming since its inception. The mode of programming has evolved over time, looking to address hunger in relevant and comprehensive ways.
From the beginning, the Foodgrains Bank has provided food to people facing hunger as a result of emergencies such as drought, flooding, poverty, conflict, and discrimination. In the beginning much of this food was supplied from Canada. Since food aid was fully untied in 2008, most of the food we use in our projects is purchased closer to the area of need, which improves the timeliness of delivery in emergency situations, reduces costs, ensures the right type of food is provided, and supports local farmers.
In 2011/12, $29,058,574 was approved for Food Aid programs, representing 66 percent of programming.
The Foodgrains Bank is increasing funding to support the efforts of households and communities to feed themselves in the longer-term. To help communities recover from droughts and other emergencies, resettle after being displaced by conflict, and address situations of chronic hunger, funding is provided for seeds and tools, development of irrigation schemes, introduction of conservation farming methods, restocking of animals, and many other activities.
In 2011/12, $12,591,098 was approved for food security programs, representing 29 percent of programming. Our funding agreement with CIDA allows matching funds to be used for food security activities.
Food is not the only requirement for good nutrition. A lack of micronutrients, unclean water, poor or nonexistent sanitation facilities, disease, and improper feeding practices can all contribute to malnutrition.
In 2011/12, $2,320,115 was approved for nutrition programs, representing five percent of programming, including providing micronutrient supplements, supporting nutrition education, and improving water and sanitation facilities.
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