What we do

We use research partnerships to explore the current and potential role of community food initiatives to act as pillars of regional, sustainable transformation. Our guiding themes for this work are integration, scaling up and innovative governance.

Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) Partnership builds on more than five years of evolving research partnerships with over seventy Canadian and International participants.

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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. (more…)

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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