How the Co-op Model can Support Indigenous Agriculture - Co-operatives First
Agriculture in Canada is a 49 billion dollar industry, and Indigenous communities are exploring ways to participate. Farm Credit Canada’s recent survey on Indigenous agriculture shows many communities are interested in increasing food sovereignty and security, creating new sources of revenue, providing jobs and training opportunities, and getting into value-added processing. Besides the economic upsides to agriculture, there are substantial social and cultural opportunities to pass on knowledge and be caretakers of the land.
The co-op model has a role to play in Indigenous agriculture, and this workshop will explore how the model can help communities participate in this vital industry.
- Trista Pewapisconias, Co-operatives First