Women in farming

September 28, 2023

In Recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day

In recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada, the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) acknowledges that Indigenous communities around the world have, for centuries, cultivated the land with a profound understanding of the natural environment.
September 11, 2023

Embrace the Organic Movement: Your Guide to Organic Week

In a world increasingly conscious of health, sustainability, and the origins of their food, Organic Week 2023 is set to captivate audiences like never before.
August 15, 2023

Making the connection between organic farming, climate change, and the social & environmental justice movement

When I joined Nature’s Path Organic Foods in 2016, I signed up for something bigger than just making delicious organic food or managing environmental projects; I joined a team with a purpose of “always leaving the earth, communities and team members better than they found them”.
July 11, 2023

Showcasing and Trailing Regional Seed for Seed Security in Canada

Biodiversity, locally available and regionally adapted seed are key to resiliency on organic farms. In this month's edition, Steph Hughes explores the story behind organic seeds and The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.  
June 6, 2023

Coping with Farming Stress: Research Findings

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Canada. Covid has highlighted the importance of good mental health and its impact on our physical well-being. In this month’s issue of BuzzBuilder, learn what researchers discovered about stressors on farmers and their coping strategies. 
April 27, 2023

Sacred Ecology

“Green is not a paint, it is a process.” - Dr. Vandana Shiva 
April 12, 2023

Celebrating Canada’s Innovative Organic Leaders

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) hosted its 2023 Organic Leadership Awards and evening gala to recognize the trailblazers and innovators of the organic industry.
April 12, 2023

Women in Organic

Farmer. Farm wife. Farmher. The title and role of women in farming has been defined and redefined, as women have struggled to assert their rights as people and claim their rightful dues in the respect accorded to the work of producing the food that nourishes us.
April 7, 2022

IFOAM Year of Organics 2022

Founded in 1972, IFOAM - Organics International is a membership-based organisation working to bring true sustainability to agriculture across the globe. Help IFOAM - Organics International raise awareness of initiatives worldwide seeking to protect our planet and empower organic farmers and their families!