Feedback Will Help Identify Opportunities: Pedersen
The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to help identify opportunities within the agri-food system, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.
“Our government is committed to working collaboratively with producers and agricultural organizations to bring awareness to Manitoban’s of the agri-food system we have in our province,” said Pedersen. “Feedback from this engagement will be used to develop initiatives and activities to connect people to the agriculture industry in a meaningful way.”
A number of initiatives are undertaken annually to support education of Manitoba’s agri-food sector, including Agriculture Awareness Day, and Farm and Food Awareness Week. These events provide the public with the opportunity to connect with agriculture and food production to learn more about the industry.
The pandemic has also brought an increased awareness to food related issues, creating dialogue about food security, food safety and the supply chain. The outcome of this engagement will inform the province’s public trust initiatives for the agri-food system.
The online public engagement will close Feb. 5. Source : Manitoba