Local Agriculture

Jennifer Sygo: Small farmers in Canada are ‘a dying breed,’ but what does that mean for our food supply?

Where have all the farmers gone? More than 80% of the world’s farmers farm on less than five acres of land, often for little financial benefit, yet their hard work means access to healthy food for the rest of us. Family farming is so vital to the health of our food and ecosystem that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named 2014 the International Year of Family Farming.