Save-the-date: 2017 fall information meeting schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017

John Mbae, Foodgrains Bank conservation agriculture technical specialist for Kenya, will be speaking in Alberta and Saskatchewan this year.

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
Location: Milltown Colony near Elie, MB
Time: 630 p.m.

November 22
Location: Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Ave., Brandon, MB
Time: 6:30 p.m.

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
Location: Moose Jaw Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK
Time: 6 p.m.

November 13
Location: Kerry Vickar Center, 206 Bemister Ave E, Melfort, SK
Time: 6 p.m.

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
Location: Living Stones Church, 2020-40th Ave., Red Deer, AB
Time: 5 p.m.

November 17
Location: Gem of the West Museum, 1306 20th St., Coaldale, AB
Time: 5 p.m.

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

Ontario

November 20
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 251 Duncan Street, Wallaceburg, ON
Time: 6 p.m.

November 21
Location: Clinton United Church Hall, 105 Ontario Street, Clinton, ON
Time: 1 p.m.

AND

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 197797 Grey Road 7, Meaford, ON
Time: 6 p.m.

November 22
Location: Evangelical Missionary Church, 1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee, ON
Time: 1:30 p.m.

AND

Location: Brantford Church of the Nazarene, 347 Fairview Drive, Brantford, ON
Time: 7 p.m.

November 23
Location: St Paul’s Leaskdale Church, 1 Regional Road, Leaskdale, ON
Time: 1:30 p.m.

AND

Location: Memorial Baptist Church, 2083 Chemong Road Selwyn, ON
Time: 7 p.m.

November 24
Location: Ye Olde Bridge Cafe, 19688 John Street, Williamstown, ON
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to depp@foodgrainsbank.ca. Guest speaker for all meetings will be John Longhurst, Director of Resources and Public Engagement of the Foodgrains Bank. 

Prince Edward Island

October 22
Location: Cardigan Presbyterian Church, 268 Shore Road, PEI
Time: 7 p.m.


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!

For more information on our visitors, click here.