Young Agrarians (YA) is a network for new and young ecological and organic farmers. Since we started January 2012, the network has grown across Canada from coast to coast through farmers organizing events (mixers, farm tours & potlucks, apprentice meet-ups, etc.), contributing to the blog, adding resources to the UMAP, and more!

The network is made up of a diverse array of food growers and lovers: rural and urban farmers, market gardeners, seed savers, food activists, bee keepers, community gardeners, food/farmer organizations and more- working to steward land and soil, and grow our local food systems.

Young Agrarians recognizes Indigenous title to all lands in Canada. It is our responsibility to care for and respect the land that we live on and depend upon for water, food and shelter. In a time of climate change, we must all do our part to nurture resilient food systems (local, ecological and equitably produced) choosing with our dollars, values and hands to consume and produce foods that are healthy for us and future generations.

Food initiatives – Canada, BC, Vancouver

BC Food Hub Network: Food and Beverage Processing Industry Survey, November 30, 2018

'For BC's Food, Beverage, and Natural Health Products Manufacturers'

We are developing an exciting new initiative: a BC Food Innovation Network. The Network, once completed, will provide food, beverage and natural health products manufacturers in BC with tools, resources and expertise to innovate and commercialize products to grow their business.

Gov't of BC, Agriculture – Food processing hub brings opportunities to Lower Mainland, 22 Feb 2019

Gov't of BC, Agriculture – New opportunities for B.C. food processing and innovation hubs, 3 June 2019

BC food security gateway

The Gateway supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC

CORE Public Health Functions for BC – Food Security

> Evidence Review: Food Security

> Evidence Review: Food Security, Model Program (2014)

> FoodFund Inc. Named Winner of TELUS Pitch 2019 and $100,000 Grand Prize

In the news.....

Article – High unemployment rates among rural youth are destabilizing the Near East and North Africa region, 8 July 2019

Al Jazeera

How to roast a chicken: Climate change and farming in Nigeria, 13 July 2019

Extreme heat is worsening economic inequality among African farmers - and raising the spectre of future food shortages.

Al Jazeera

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari begins second term.

Al Jazeera looks at the challenges Muhammadu Buhari faces as the Nigerian president begins a second term. 29 May 2019

BBC News

How Nigeria and its president are being held to ransom, 29 May 2019