Building community resilience in Nicaragua: Canadian development assistance at work
Liberal MP Mona Fortier recently travelled to Nicaragua
The poorest communities are often faced with the worst impacts of climate change, and when climate shocks happen, everything is at stake.
This past January, I was very privileged to be invited by the Canada Foodgrains Bank to accompany other Canadian Members of Parliament to visit Nicaragua to witness some of the community agriculture projects supported by the Canadian government. This work is supported by non-governmental organizations, including the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, USC Canada, and the World Food Programme, and funded in large part by Global Affairs Canada.
What we witnessed was the story of farmer communities carving out their own future, with benefits far beyond agriculture.
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