Resources & Results


The FLEdGE network includes researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and community partners working together to make food systems more sustainable. On this page you will find resources and publications resulting from that collaborative, community-driven work.

Our aim is to create and share useful tools, stories from the field, and research reports from our sustainable food system projects that provide the information we need to make our food systems better. We are committed to making our research results widely available and are working hard to make sure that all of our website materials are accessible.

If you need any of our website materials in a different format, please contact adibattista@wlu.ca

Farmer Livelihoods


Farmers, harvesters, and fishers are key to making food systems more sustainable. Through our research we have found that we need to help the people who produce our food adapt to changing economies by co-creating new opportunities for training, accessing capital, and connecting with consumers.

Food Access


Everyone has the right to access to local, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. Find out how FLEdGE collaborators are helping to increase food access.

 

 

 

 

Indigenous Foodways


Indigenous food sovereignty safeguards traditional foodways that rely on the health of the land and intergenerational knowledge. Find out how FLEdGE collaborators support Indigenous food sovereignty through capacity-building, technology, and infrastructure.

Ecological Resilience


We need to encourage ecological farming because it supports diverse ecosystems and communities by regenerating the natural environment. Find out how FLEdGE collaborators are working to make food systems more ecological resilient.

 

Food Policy


We need good food policy that involves cross-cultural collaboration, all levels of government, and reflects the needs of people and their communities. Find out how FLEdGE collaborators are working toward good food policy.

Food Connects


Food connects people and communities. Through community-driven research, FLEdGE enables and fosters better food systems in Canada and internationally.