Activating Policy Change for Community Food Security Gathering 2010
CURA – Gathering 2010 – Harvest Report
February 2010, a team of community, university, and government partners who have been working for many years to understand and address the root causes of food insecurity in Nova Scotia were successful in securing funding for a five- year project to build on their previous work together. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Community University Research Alliance (CURA): Activating Policy Change for Community Food Security is a participatory, mixed-methods research project aimed at further
understanding the components of Community Food Security (CFS) and strengthening capacity for policy change to achieve
it. The project involves those communities that directly feel the effects of food insecurity, related to both social justice and
unsustainable food systems, at the heart of the research and action to create positive change.