Farmers Feed the World (FFTW) is a program developed originally to integrate Syrian refugees settling in Ontario with food and agricultural jobs and entrepreneurship. The mandate of this program is to provide a path for self-sustainability for refugees and all newcomers within agriculture and provides opportunities for these newcomers to become active in our economy.
The target areas for this project is the Province of Ontario, as currently Ontario is experiencing a large labour shortage in several areas including agricultural and industrial venues linked to food plant processing.
Farmers Feed the World (FFTW) received the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Currently the program assists newcomers by providing information online on Canadian agricultural practices, starting a farm and selling food in Ontario, regulations regarding work and food safety, legal information regarding land transactions and leasing are available through recorded info sessions webinar links in this website, available in Arabic and English.
If you are a newcomer and have an interest in working in agriculture, you have farming experience, or have a desire to start your own agri-business this information will be useful in pursuing your goals.
We will also be adding a section in the website with agricultural opportunities in Ontario that will be managed and updated by our office on a regular basis.The section will provide information on land for sale or lease and current food and agricultural jobs in Ontario