Looking Back to Move Ahead
Nova Scotia has consistently reported some of the highest rates of food insecurity in Canada and there is growing momentum to increase access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food produced in socially just, ecologically, and economically sustainable ways – in ways that advance food justice and food sovereignty. Thanks to a SSHRC Connection grant, FoodARC has embarked on the project: Looking Back to Move Ahead: Outreach, Knowledge Mobilization, and Intersectoral Exchange to Advance Food Security in Nova Scotia.
The project involves collaborating with local organizers to co-host a series of regional gatherings that serve as opportunities for outreach, knowledge and story sharing, action planning, and capacity building, and which focus on local priorities and interests. The project also involves engaging new and existing partners in a visioning and planning session to map out FoodARC’s next direction and priorities in the areas of food security, sovereignty, and justice research in Nova Scotia.
See below for the presentation slides and harvest reports of regional gatherings that have taken place to date, including the launch of FoodARC’s Report on 2015 Participatory Food Costing that launched in March 2017. If you have questions or would like to be involved please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch of Report on 2015 Participatory Food Costing
- Slides – Can Nova Scotians Afford to Eat Healthy? The launch of the 2015 Report on Participatory Food Costing
(March 2, 2017 | PDF, 4.1 MB)
- Harvest Report – Report on 2015 Participatory Food Costing
(April 7, 2017 | PDF, 1.9 MB)
South Shore Regional Gathering
- Slides – Making Food Matter: Building Momentum for Action
(April 20, 2017 | PDF, 3.3 MB)
- Harvest Report – South Shore Community Gathering
(April 20, 2017 | PDF, 3 MB)
Kings County Food Summit
- Slides– Food action: Addressing the roots of household food insecurity & supporting seeds of action to build community food security
(June 10, 2017 | PDF, 3.4 MB)
- Harvest Report – Kings County Food Summit: Empowering food for all
(June 10, 2017 | PDF, 3.8 MB)