How we work


We take a community-based, participatory approach to research. Our research is community-driven. Our practitioner partners provide input into our research scope and questions.

They also help us decide who we talk to as we gather information about how to make food systems more sustainable.

 

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FLEdGE Partnership Map


FLEdGE: Food, Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged, is a dynamic and growing partnership with research connections across North America and around the world. Kaitlin Kok, a FLEdGE Research Assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University, has created an interactive map to help you to find FLEdGE sustainable food system projects in your area and to see how our network is connected.  Continue reading “FLEdGE Partnership Map”

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International Advisory Committee


Our International Advisory Committee (IAC) complements the work of the National Advisory Committee. The IAC includes experts from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, France, Wales, the Netherlands, Italy and South Africa. Three Working Groups explore and develop research related to agro-ecology, territorial food systems and related metrics, and innovative governance.

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