Policy Webinar: Building Alliances to Achieve a Healthy, Sustainable and Just Food System in Nova Scotia
Save this date! March 22, 2013, 9:30-11am
“Building Alliances to Achieve a Healthy, Sustainable and Just Food System in Nova Scotia”
Drawing on in-depth interviews with individuals representing 35 non-government, public and private sector organizations in Nova Scotia, this report identifies some of the key issues, tensions, and opportunities for developing collaborative solutions around community food security in Nova Scotia.
Based on the idea that solutions must be grounded in cross-sectoral alliances and shared interests, researchers with the ACT for CFS Policy Working Group reached out to farm organizations, fishermen, food bank representatives and government representatives from departments of agriculture, health and more in broad ranging interviews to understand the priorities of these various organizations around policy change. The interviews were analyzed with an eye to identifying strategic opportunities for moving forward on shared goals around a healthy, sustainable and just food system for all Nova Scotians.
This webinar will share the initial results of the research and discuss the implications of the findings. Presenters will include representatives from various sectors (policy research, agriculture, food access, government).
Participants will have two options to join the event:
1. Join us at a distance. Webinar access will be sent closer to the date. Please keep in mind that access to the webinar is limited and will be sent out on a first come first serve basis.
2. Join us in person, in Halifax, NS (Room/Location TBD).