Pillar #5: Builds Knowledge and Skills
This principle speaks to building on traditional knowledge, using research to support and pass on this knowledge to future generations and the rejection of technologies that undermine or contaminate local food systems.
Indicator 61: Number of food system awarded grants through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Interpretation of Findings: “Mixed”
Between 1998 to 2015, the number of ‘food system’ projects awarded grant funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada increased from 0 projects in 1998 to 14 projects in 2015. As shown in the graph below, the total funding awarded for these projects also increased during this time period. In 2015, just under a million dollars in funding was awarded to ‘food system’ grants ($964,818). While the overall dollar value of funding has increased, the proportion of total funding allocated to food system grants is less than 1 million out of 353.3 million dollars in SSHRC funding allocated in 2015, and the amount of funding granted varies considerably from year to year.
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