This session will deal with “City driven food chains and sustainable developement”
We would be pleased to welcome you in Montpellier to participate to our session and we invite you to submit an abstract before the 7th of August. Non-academic presenters are also encouraged to participate.
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You are invited to a workshop jointly hosted by the Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), and the Consuming Urban Poverty Project (CUP) and the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN). At this one-day workshop, we will present the results of new research from both projects in countries such as China, India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Mexico and Jamaica. The workshop will be framed by the disjuncture between SDG 1 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities) and how the research presented can help bring these two goals into alignment.
Please find below the invitation, draft program including registration information.
SDGs Workshop Invitation & Program, 13 July
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Caesar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Janet McLaughlin.
Earlier this year, a quiet decision by Loblaw to remove French’s brand ketchup from its shelves was met by an unexpected firestorm of protest from angry consumers. In the weeks following, the brand rose from relative obscurity into superhero status over its local tomato origins. Over the course of 24 hours, Canadians told Loblaw loud and clear that they wanted local Leamington, Ont., tomatoes in the popular condiment gracing their barbequed eats this summer. A surprised Loblaw management team quickly reversed its decision.
Supporting local agriculture makes sense. Buying food produced close to home generates positive ripple effects for local economies, lowers greenhouse gas emissions and promotes Ontario’s food sovereignty and security. The great irony is that often our much-celebrated local food system relies on imported labour, under conditions in which exploitation can be ripe for the picking. I’ve been doing research and health-based community work with migrant farm workers for over a decade. Travelling alongside workers between their Ontario workplaces and their homes in Mexico and Jamaica, I have been continually shocked and saddened by the long-term challenges they face as they spend their adult lives living between two countries.
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September 9, 2015. Welcome note by the Director of Balsillie School of International Affairs, Dr. John Ravenhill; Presentations by Andrew Spring (PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University); Dr. Mary Beckie (Associate Professor, University of Alberta); Jessie Radies (Northlands); Paul Cabaj (Alberta Cooperative Energy) & Brent Mansfield (Co-Chair, BC Food Systems Network)
On Thursday June 23, 2016, a few FLEdGE members including academic & community partners, students and sustainable food systems practitioners met for an evening of networking at the Caribbean Wave in Scarborough ON.
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