Canadian Food Security Policy Group
The Canadian Food Security Policy Group is a network of Canadian development and humanitarian organizations with expertise in global food systems, and food security in the Global South. Since 1996, we have been carrying out joint advocacy, research and policy dialogue to ensure that Canada’s international agricultural and development policies advance global food security in an inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and coherent way.
Contact FSPG Co-Chairs
Paul Hagerman / Director of Public Policy
[email protected] / 204.926-4240
FSPG Member organizations:
LATEST REPORTS AVAILABLE:
Leaders In The Field (September 2020)PDF
A new study commissioned by the Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG) demonstrates how well-planned, inclusive agricultural development projects can not only improve food security and livelihoods, but also empower women and girls, and improve climate change resilience. The study also provides evidence that Canada’s support for investments in agriculture are declining—this at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed focus on international vulnerabilities and the need to work towards resilient communities everywhere.
Uprooting Inequality,Nurturing Rights (April 2018)PDF
The Food Security Policy Group urges Canada to focus on small-scale farming to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. This brief includes case studies and costed examples of approaches that will enable Canada to achieve the goals of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and Agenda 2030.
A critical look at the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) in Senegal (May 2017)
The Food Security Policy Group urges Canada to focus on small-scale farming to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. Canada’s support for the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) in Senegal has demonstrated that this model of public-private partnership is not necessarily the most effective way to meet development goals. This is according to research conducted in Senegal and Canada by the Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG).his brief includes case studies and costed examples of approaches that will enable Canada to achieve the goals of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and Agenda 2030.
Agenda for Food Security and Resilience (April 2016)PDF
The Canadian Food Security Policy Group has formulated recommendations by which Canada can demonstrate global leadership in food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and climate resilience. Our recommendations are based on our understanding that food insecurity is caused by many factors.
Recommitting to Global Food Security 2015 (May 2015)
Twenty-four international development agencies call on government to rectify serious under-funding of agriculture in Canada’s aid program and to address key threats to food security.
Fertile Ground? Assessing CIDA’s investments in food and farming (July 2013)
The Food Security Policy Group (a coalition of CCIC and other development organizations) assessed CIDA’s work in food and agriculture since the Food Security Strategy began in 2009. The report is available in both languages. The Fertile Ground report is based on four background studies: country studies in Ethiopia and Honduras, a report on statistics and a report on international dimensions. All four are summarized in the synthesis paper.