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Nov. 4, 2022

Watch how the university is growing culturally significant crops with two new initiatives

This video takes you through the new rooftop farm at the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Watch how the university is growing culturally significant crops with two new initiatives

Aug. 23, 2022

Soul to Soil 360º - Interview with Anan Xola Lololi

Black Food Sovereignty Toronto (stylized as BFST) is a program of the Afri-Can FoodBasket established to bring forth a conversation with the City of Toronto about Black Food Sovereignty, and addressing the reality of food insecurity amongst Black individuals in the city. The call for Black food sovereignty represents a new strategic phase in asserting our self- determination, addressing the structural roots of anti-Black racism, and promoting our health and wellbeing. This will be our collective effort.

Soul to Soil 360º - Interview with Anan Xola Lololi

May 3, 2022

Sowing justice: When farming is about more than food

The normal way of measuring food insecurity is to ask people about how often ... they must go hungry,” says Winston Husbands, a food justice activist at Afri-Can FoodBasket in Toronto.

Sowing justice: When farming is about more than food

Jan. 5, 2022

U of T researchers help design blueprint for Black food sovereignty in Toronto

The Afri-Can FoodBasket, a community non-profit, has partnered with the City of Toronto to address food insecurity among Black Torontonians.

U of T researchers help design blueprint for Black food sovereignty in Toronto

Nov. 27, 2021

Toronto's Black food sovereignty plan shows city's 'waking up' to inequalities, advocate says

Black families 3.5 times more likely to be food insecure compared to white families, city says.

Toronto's Black food sovereignty plan shows city's 'waking up' to inequalities, advocate says

Oct. 2, 2021

Toronto adopts plan to create Black food sovereignty, first of its kind in North America

The five-year plan aims to provide food security by funding Black-led food programs to cultivate independence, control and access to healthy food for Black Torontonians.

Toronto adopts plan to create Black food sovereignty, first of its kind in North America

Oct. 1, 2021

Black Food Sovereignty Alliance of Toronto (BFSAT)

In 2019, the Afri-Can FoodBasket initiated community dialogue about food sovereignty for Black communities in Toronto – the Black Food Sovereignty Initiative Toronto.

Black Food Sovereignty Alliance of Toronto (BFSAT)

Oct. 1, 2021

City Council approves first Black Food Sovereignty Plan

City Council has approved Canada’s first Black Food Sovereignty Plan for Toronto to respond to the need for immediate and comprehensive action to address the problem of food insecurity experienced by many Black Torontonians.

City Council approves first Black Food Sovereignty Plan