Planting the First Seed: Creating Opportunities for Ethnic and Young Farmers in the Greenbelt

July 2007

Fifty-four per cent of Canada’s visible minority population resides in Ontario. This study explores the barriers that exist for ethnic farmers and interested young farmers to work the land, and to develop market opportunities for farmers in the Greenbelt. [The third installment in the Occasional Paper Series presented by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.] "Planting the First Seed: Creating Opportunities for Ethnic and Young Farmers in the Greenbelt" by Stew Hilts, Peter Mitchell, Jennifer Asselin and Burkhard Mausberg.

A Note on the Series

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and education about Ontario’s Greenbelt. To this end we occasionally publish research and general interest papers that explore our three program areas:

  • viable agriculture and viticulture;
  • vibrant rural communities; and,
  • a restored and protected natural environment.

While all efforts are made to ensure the content of the Occasional Paper Series is current and accurate, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation accepts no liability whatsoever in regard to the information contained herein.

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