MEDA News

A Future in Peril? How Urbanization is Repeating History for Rural Farmers and Businesses

Urbanization in countries in the global South is influencing how agri-food systems develop. With more young people leaving farming behind in search of new opportunities in cities, rural land ownership and stewardship is called into question. As population densities in cities increase, this has made supermarket style business models in food retailing more viable. This form of capital investment in food retailing is also spurring development along entire food supply chains in which they are

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Successor is first woman and first person of African descent to lead organization

OUTGOING MEDA PRESIDENT LED AN AREA OF GROWTH

Indianapolis, USA, December 6, 2018 — As Allan Sauder retires from Mennonite Economic Development Associates in December after 16 years as president, he will leave behind an organization that reaches much further

Ashlyn Shantz of Heidelberg, Ont. shares a meal with a local in the village of Win Poat, Myanmar.

MYANMAR ON THE MOVE

Myanmar, January 24, 2018 – When I originally told friends and family of my intention to travel with my family to Myanmar, I was challenged with

Women farmers in Myanmar supported by Canadian cyclists

CYCLISTS HIT MYANMAR FOR FUNDRAISING TRIP

Waterloo, ON, November 8, 2017 – Laverne Brubacher doesn’t consider himself an avid cyclist. But in November the 73-year-old from St. Jacobs, Ont., plans to join