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Family Farming Features

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture is proud to be a leader in providing expertise and knowledge relating to agriculture, food and the environment and even more proud of our alumni and the impact they are having on a daily basis.  It is our family farmers who are quietly managing our natural resources, protecting our environment and providing food security and nutrition for us all.

We are proud to shine the spotlight on several of our outstanding alumni families from across the Maritime Provinces and how, through their passion and their farm operations, they are uniquely contributing to the success of the industry. 

Did you know...

  • 70 per cent of the world food production is provided by family famers?
  • 50 per cent of food is produced by family farmers?
  • 25 per cent of the world’s population is composed of women farmers, often heads of households (about 1600 million people)