Nov. 19th - Kenyan Food Security Specialist to Visit Winchester Springs, Share Stories of Ending Global Hunger
She will share from personal experience how help from Canadians, including many Canadians from southern Ontario, is helping small-scale farmers in Africa grow more and better food, and put an end to hunger.
Munyao is Kenyan, and has extensive experience working to end hunger in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.
“It’s a sad fact the majority of people in the world who don’t get enough to eat are small-scale farmers in the developing world who struggle to eke out a living on small and often marginal plots of land,” says Foodgrains Bank Regional Representative for Ontario Dave Epp.
“The problem of ending hunger in places like the African continent can sometimes seem overwhelming,” he says. “That is why we are excited to welcome Ruth, and to hear from her directly about the progress that is being made in ending hunger, as well as the challenges that still exist. “
Programs such as the ones Munyao works with in Kenya receive significant support from small Ontario communities such as Winchester Springs, Epp adds.
“There are about 125 growing projects across Ontario, with a number of them right here in southern Ontario,” he says, noting that growing projects happen when a group of farmers and farm supporters come together and grow crop, selling the proceeds on the Canadian market, and donating the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank to be used in the work of ending hunger around the world.
“It’s going to be a really interesting discussion,” says Epp. “Hopefully many people will be able to come out and join the conversation.”
Munyao will be in Winchester Springs November 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Hope Springs United Church, 12347 Oak Valley Road. All are welcome to attend and learn about the activities of the Foodgrains Bank in both Ontario and in Kenya.
For more information, contact Gordon and Gladys Garlaugh at (613)535-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.