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Canada wants Indian farmers

Press Trust of India, PTI  Kolkata, October 15, 2004
First Published: 16:20 IST(15/10/2004) | Last Updated: 20:46 IST(15/10/2004)

Canada is looking for Indian farmers to take over hundreds of farm houses in the North American country deserted by ageing owners who have either switched livelihoods or migrated to their children's homes in bigger cities.

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Immigration firms from Quebec and the port province of Nova-Scotia, to scout for entrepreneurs, said on Friday that there was a huge dearth of horticultural, agricultural and livestock farmers in Canada.

"Many farms are lying vacant and need to be filled up. We welcome Indian farmers who can use these idle properties to turn them into profit-making ventures," Sam Buffone, Vice President of Renaissance Capital Inc of Quebec told a press meet in Kolkata.

Buffone said that they would tap India, China and smaller Asian countries for potential farmers willing to immigrate to Canada.

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