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Growing Resilience in Durham Region

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In an effort to strengthen and support their agricultural community by proactively adapting to a changing climate, the Region of Durham has approved an Agriculture Sector Climate Adaptation Strategy, Growing Resilience. “Preparing our communities to cope with and respond to the changing climate is an absolute necessity,” said John...read more

Agriculture Drives Norfolk Economic Development Strategy

Friday, June 21, 2019

Norfolk County Council approved a new Economic Development Strategy earlier this month, with agriculture aptly recognized as a strong economic driver. “Agriculture is important to the economic development strategy, because food production, farming and agriculture is Norfolk County’s second largest industry sector after manufacturing, in terms of export values,”...read more

Cheers to Ontario Craft Cider! A month to celebrate the booming sector

Friday, June 21, 2019

Raise a glass (or can), it’s Craft Cider Month in Ontario! The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) has deemed this June our first-ever Cider Month, a time to celebrate and highlight the quality and diversity of Ontario ciders. The soaring sector is certainly worth celebrating — Ontario craft cider has...read more

Panel explores impact of Food & Innovation

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Exciting things are happening in the way food is grown, sourced, distributed, processed, cooked and served⁠ — which was the topic of conversation last week at Nuvo Network‘s talk on Food & Innovation. The evening offered a taste of what the Halton and Hamilton area are serving up in...read more

Reflecting on Nourish’s Food for Health Symposium

Thursday, May 30, 2019

by Soni Craik Christie and Stephanie Crocker Have you heard the whisper: “What more is possible for our food system?” Our healthcare facilities are often the largest institutions in our communities — is it possible that through food, they can meet the needs of human and planetary health and well-being,...read more

Fair Finance Fund accepting applications from Local Food and Farm Enterprises

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Is your local food and farm enterprise looking for accessible capital? The Fair Finance Fund (FFF) is now fully operational and accepting applications from entrepreneurs across the food system who are looking to create social, environmental and economic benefits. “I’m really excited about the fund because the impact is...read more

Build your International Trade Efforts at Niagara’s Foreign Trade Zone Seminars

Monday, May 27, 2019

Are you thinking about exporting your business’s product into international markets? The Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ), with Niagara’s Economic Development Department and the Niagara Development Corridor Partnership Inc. (NDCPi), is hosting a series of upcoming Exporting Seminars. The seminars will help connect exporters & manufacturers with relevant federal...read more