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Farmers, the Food Chain and Agriculture Policies in Canada in Relation to the Right to Food

Submission of the National Farmers Union of Canada to the Special Rapporteur On The Right To Food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Mission to Canada, May 2012

The NFU welcomes the opportunity to provide information to Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, in support of his mission to Canada. Our report will focus on the NFU’s perspective on the organization of food chains and its impact on the right to food and on governance of policies and programmes that impact the right to food.

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Federal Government is Weak-Minded on CETA Deal

Federal Government is Weak-Minded on CETA Deal

The National Farmers Union wonders whether the Federal Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries promoting the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement across Canada today have actually read the text of the agreement?  Or did they simply memorize pre-digested talking points? The devil is in the details. Canadians want to know the actual content and implications of this agreement, which is being negotiated behind closed doors. Instead we are being sold a load of weak-minded hype.

Federal Budget Cuts Stalls Economic Engine

Federal Budget Stalls Economic Engine: cutting Co-operative Development Initiative and starving Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat will undermine rural economy, says NFU


Tue, 05/01/2012 - 17:15 - Tue, 06/12/2012 - 17:15


Region 1 - Atlantic

Board Members:

Reg Phelan (Regional Co-ordinator)
Region 1 (Maritimes - PEI) - Regional Coordinator
Byrne Road, PEI
(902) 961-2428
Moncton, NB
(506) 871-2902

Women’s Advisory Committee representative:

Morell, PE
(902) 213-5862

Youth Advisory Committee representative:

River Herbert, NS
(902) 251-2686

International Program Committee representative:

Phone: (506) 775-6033


National Info page

This is the national info page!

National Farmers Union Marks the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle, April 17, 2012

National Farmers Union Marks the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle, April 17, 2012

(Saskatoon) - The National Farmers Union, as a member of La Via Campesina, joins with our sister organizations around the world to mark April 17, the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle.

Cutting Shelterbelt Program Bad for Farmers, Land, Biodiversity and Climate – NFU

(Saskatoon): With a wild swing of its budgetary axe, the federal government is about to hack down the 111 year-old Prairie Shelterbelt Program. This short-sighted destructive move will have negative consequences for prairie farmers, their crops and livestock, soils, wildlife and the climate.


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:00


Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012

Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012

Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2012

  • Presidential and Regional Reports
  • CETA getting tougher on Citizens with each SECRET Draft
  • Interest in local food leads to new on-farm dairies
  • Safe Food – from the viewpoint of farmers
  • United Nations Annual Session in Rome – Update on the Committee on World Food Security
  • Co-operating to Build Food Sovereignty
  • Grains, Trains and Democracy - The Canadian Wheat Board in 2012
  • The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing – 2012 entry information
  • Keep Our Canadian Wheat Board DVD Order Form
  • 42nd National Convention Audio Recording Order Form