We integrate the flow of knowledge and resources across multiple political jurisdictions, policy spheres, sectors and bioregions.
We use integration to help draw attention to fair and green dimensions of sustainable food systems. Consideration is given to marginalized populations and regions, particularly remote Aboriginal communities, urban youth, and new immigrant populations in Canada, the US, and the EU. Food system explorations that can contribute to community resilience include traditional knowledge-based intiatives, urban agriculture, social enterprise and metraila dn knowledge flows in bioregions.
Existing work suggests a regional perspective helps to better understand how food systems function and can help dismantle barriers across jurisdictions, policies and sectors. FLEdGE is focused on maximizing community/regional capacity in economic, social and environmental terms.
As well, we facilitate robust knowledge building and dissemination to enhance collaboration and the co-creation of knowledge for practitioners, policy-makers and academics dealing with sustainable food system complexities.