Call to Pension Funds – Stop Landgrabbing in Brazil
We have learned that the CDPQ and bcIMC, through their investments in a global farmland fund called TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture LLC (TCGA), is investing in farmland projects that are linked to the forcible displacement of people and which are causing environmental and social destruction in Brazil. Read more
Fonds de pension et accaparement des terres au Brésil
Des enquêtes réalisées dans certaines des fermes acquises par le TCGA dans les états brésiliens de Maranhão et de Piauí démontrent que ces terres ont été acquises auprès d’un homme d’affaire brésilien qui a utilisé la violence et la fraude pour expulser des paysans et des autochtones et ainsi s’accaparer de grandes surfaces agricoles. Read more
NFU Solidarity with Palestinian Farmers
Solidarity with Palestinian Farmers for an End to the Annexation and Colonization of Palestine
The NFU is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Palestinian farmers given recent attacks on their land and human rights. Read more
Le président de l’UNF rencontre les dirigeants du secteur agricole de l’UE à Bruxelles; discussions sur la crise laitière et l’AECG
Le 19 septembre 2016, Jan Slomp, président de l'Union nationale des fermiers (UNF), a rencontré les dirigeants de la European Milk Board et les fonctionnaires de la Commission européenne à Bruxelles. Read more
NFU President meets with EU farm leaders in Brussels, talks dairy crisis and CETA
Courtenay, BC-On September 19, 2016, Jan Slomp, President of Canada’s () met with leaders of the European Milk Board and European Commission officials in Brussels. He was invited there to elaborate on his July 22, 2016 letter to European Union (EU) Dairy Commissioner Phil Hogan where he encouraged Europe to solve its ongoing dairy crisis Read more
Letter on EU dairy crisis sent to Ag Commissioner Hogan
On April 1, 2015, the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA Agreement. These markets have not materialized due to political and economic factors. The NFU wrote to the EU's agriculture commission encouraging him to adopt a better solution: a Canadian-style supply management system. Read more
NFU endorses MoVE Campaign for Migrant Workers’ Rights
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has endorsed the Mobility, Voice and Equality for Migrant Workers (MoVE) Campaign organized by the Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights - Canada. Read more
NFU-Manitoba hosts European Farmers speaking tour February 22-24 in Winnipeg and Brandon
“Sowing Seeds: A European Perspective” features Claudia Schievelbein of Germany and Guy Kastler of France. Both European farmers are affiliated with La Via Campesina (LVC), the world-wide farmers’ movement for dignity and social justice, of which the is a member. They will share their experiences around issues such as farmers’ right to save seed, royalties, Read more
System Change Grounded in Food Sovereignty at the 2015 Climate Talks in Paris
I participated in La Vía Campesina’s international delegation to the United Nations climate meeting (COP21) in Paris, France, from December 5 to 12,  2015.  It was evident that social movement activism is helping us move swiftly and peacefully away from fossil capitalism, with its climate crises, and toward a new social order that prioritizes food and energy sovereignty. Read more
G7 food initiative driving hunger in African countries, say global civil society groups
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDéclaration</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanen francais</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies met in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition on June 3, 2015. Read more