Join us in celebrating innovation, research and community building in agri-food!

Leon Kochian, a professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Plant Science and Department of Soil Science, is recognized globally for translating his discoveries into improved crop production, particularly on acidic soils. His work may improve food security for hundreds of millions of people.

Kochian is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Global Food Security and the Associate Director of the Global Institute for Food Security, at the University of Saskatchewan. He has received the Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for researchers.


In a country where about 14 million people go hungry each day, FoodForward South Africa is taking frontline action. With the help of numerous food and financial donors, the organization facilitates the provision of more than 17.5 million meals each year.

The organization has been recognized with an Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the community category.


Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative develops creative and locally derived solutions to long-standing food insecurity in Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba.

Elijah Amoo Addo, founder and CEO of Food for All Africa, has enabled low-income and vulnerable communities in Africa to obtain efficient, sustainable nutrition.

University of the Fraser Valley professor Lenore Newman is a leading intellectual in farmland preservation, local food security and culinary culture. She has advanced scientific understanding of food security and the environment.

Hiwot Amare Getaneh, co-founder and executive director of Nutrition 4 Education and Development, has improved nutritional health of children in low-income and neglected urban communities of Ethiopia.

Who We Are Following 
FoodForward South Africa 

Who are working to reduce hunger in South Africa by safely and cost effectively securing quality food and making it available to those who need it. 

Dr. Lenore Newman

Who is a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment and Geography Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley
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