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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kenyan farmers

How the pandemic experience in Kenya has been different from here in Canada By: Sarah MutheeAs I reflect on how fortunate we have been, living in a province where access to health care remains a fundamental human right, I am especially drawn back to March 14, 2020 when Prince Edward Island confirmed its first case…
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FHF celebrates return of in-person AGM in July 2021

AGM evening full of informative reports, celebrations of past work and goals for the future The Farmers Helping Farmers Annual General Meeting was held on July 29, 2021 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. There was a great turnout of board of directors, award winners, FHF members and special guests. Everyone in attendance was grateful…
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FHF welcomes three new members to board of directors

Three new directors bring excellent experience, knowledge and skills to Farmers Helping Farmers At the Farmers Helping Farmers AGM in July, we welcomed three new members to the board of directors to our organization: Sarah Muthee, Krista Schurman and Lori Robinson. All three directors will bring excellent experience, knowledge and skills to Farmers Helping Farmers…
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A vision for the future

Visioning committee seeking input for new strategic plan By: Charlene VanLeeuwen, Co-Chair of Visioning Committee Last fall, the board decided that it was time to begin some preparations toward the development of a strategic plan for FHF. As a result, a Visioning Committee was struck to start this work. Judy Loo agreed to serve as…
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Schools Nutrition Clubs launched in twinned schools

Class 6 students excited to learn new food skills By: Colleen Walton, FHF Project Committee Nutrition Advisor School Nutrition Clubs are new for Farmers Helping Farmers and align with school gardens and cookhouses, family nutrition programming, home gardening and grow bags initiatives of the Global Affairs More Food, Better Food project. In February 2021, school…
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FHF History – Promoting healthier dairy cows since 2004

Kenyan Smallholder Dairy Health Management Program  By: Dr. John VanLeeuwen, Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island  Farmers Helping Farmers and the Atlantic Veterinary College at the  University of Prince Edward Island have partnered since 2004 to implement the Kenyan Smallholder Dairy Health Management Program. The goal of the program is to enhance the productivity, health…
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Sustainability and the Mukurwe-ini Wakulima Dairy

Prepared by Teresa Mellish, Farmers Helping Farmers Coordinator  In 1990, a small group of farmers in Nyeri County, Kenya formed a self-help group to collect their milk and market it to milk processors. “The first day in business, we only collected 94 litres of milk,” said Gerald Kariuki, retired Wakulima Dairy Coordinator.  In 2017, the…
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Thanksgiving fundraiser returns in 2021

How thankful are we for Chef Emily Wells! Her Thanksgiving Weekend fundraising suppers are back for 2021. Farmers Helping Farmers is delighted to partner again with Chef Emily Wells and her team at The Mill in New Glasgow. The money raised by Emily’s meals will support the work of the Farmers Helping Farmers Education committee,…
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2021 Farmers Helping Farmers Awards

Generous Students and P.E.I. Children’s Author among the 2021 Farmers Helping Farmers Award Winners Nine Kenyan staff also recognized with Extra Mile Award Generous students in P.E.I. and New Brunswick, as well as children’s author Patsy Dingwell, were among the winners at the 2021 Farmers Helping Farmers awards, presented recently in Charlottetown. The ceremony also…
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