Save-the-date: 2017 fall information meeting schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017

Foodgrains Bank supporters are invited to join us for an evening supper to learn more about how their contributions of time and resources here in Canada are making a difference for people around the world. Meetings will feature guest speakers from Foodgrains Bank conservation programming in Africa. Our conservation agriculture program is helping farmers in Africa learn new ways of farming in order to increase their yields and improve their livelihoods. All meetings are offered at no cost, but please be sure to let your regional representative know to expect you if you are coming for a fall meeting.

Manitoba

November 21: TBD

November 22: Brandon

Please RSVP to manitoba@foodgrainsbank.ca. Guest speaker for both meetings will be Putso Nyathi, Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture  technical officer in southern Africa.

Saskatchewan

November 10: Moose Jaw

November 13: Melfort

Please RSVP to Rick Block at saskatchewan@foodgrainsbank.ca. Guest speaker for both meetings will be John Mbae, Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture technical specialist for Kenya.

Alberta

November 16: Red Deer

November 17: Coaldale

Please RSVP to alberta@foodgrainsbank.ca. Guest speaker for both meetings will be John Mbae, Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture technical specialist for Kenya.

Ontario

To be determined.

Prince Edward Island

October 22: Concert, details coming shortly.


About our international visitors

Jean Twilingiyumukiza is the Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture technical officer for central and western Africa. Jean is from Rwanda, and he is a professional agronomist and expert in rural and agricultural innovations planning and development. He works alongside Foodgrains Bank partners in central and western Africa who are working to end hunger by introducing conservation agriculture methods to farm families who struggle to grow enough food.

Putso Nyathi is the Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture technical officer for southern Africa.  She is originally from Zimbabwe, and holds a Master of Science in Agriculture and Development from the University of Reading, in Berkshire, England. Putso has 15 years of experience working with smallholder farmers in various capacities in both research and development organizations. She is passionate about alleviating hunger and food insecurity in Africa and enjoys interacting with farmers, especially women as they contribute so much towards food security.

John Mbae is the technical specialist for Kenya within the Scaling-Up Conservation Agriculture in East Africa program. He is from Kenya, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production from Egerton University in Kenya and a MA in Planning from the University of Nairobi. He has presented papers on conservation agriculture and dry-land farming in various international conferences. John looks forward to meeting Foodgrains Bank supporters from across Canada!