Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

India Agri-Food Trade Mission

By Fadi Didi

Minister Jeff Leal says Ontario and India have much in common.


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The provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has arrived in India for Ontario's first-ever agri-food trade mission.

Minister Jeff Leal is on the trip with Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, and 19 other delegates from the agri-food sector.

The goal of the mission is to showcase Ontario's agricultural products and technology in an effort to gain new opportunities for trade.

Leal says Ontario and India have much in common, such as our cultural, economic and community ties.

He adds building partnerships with a growing market like India can open the door to many opportunities, which is essential to grow the province's economy.

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The provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has arrived in India for Ontario's first-ever agri-food trade mission.

Minister Jeff Leal is on the trip with Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, and 19 other delegates from the agri-food sector.

The goal of the mission is to showcase Ontario's agricultural products and technology in an effort to gain new opportunities for trade.

Leal says Ontario and India have much in common, such as our cultural, economic and community ties.

He adds building partnerships with a growing market like India can open the door to many opportunities, which is essential to grow the province's economy.

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Ottawa has announced a new five-year agreement that provides $125-million to the Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of fifteen churches and church agencies.

The bank collects donations that are used to provide assistance to more than one million people in forties countries.

It provided $43-million of assistance in 2015.

Since its founding in 1983, the organization has provided $800-million worth of food, agricultural training and support for nutrition projects in the developing world.


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