I am very excited to be leading a SSHRC funded project on community and regional food networks. I am also the co-applicant with Karen Landman at the University of Guelph on a related OMAFRA grant. Together these two projects bring together eight Ontario universities, nine NGOs, four government offices and one international university partner. The core research group includes nine faculty and fifteen students. The advisory group provides input throughout the project and includes twenty members (thirteen from universities, five from government and two from NGOs). We are all working to build and understand food system resilience.
- Canadian Association for Food Studies is an association to promote critical, interdisciplinary scholarship in the broad areas of food production, distribution, and consumption.
- Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable.
- Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, Wales, Director, Dr. Terry Marsden
- Alison is a fellow of the Viessman European Research Centre at Wllfird Laurier University led by Drs. Alfred Hecht and Pierre Siklos
‘Imagining Sustainable Food Systems: Theory and Practice’ Alison Blay-Palmer (ed.) is now available through Ashgate Publishing in hardcover or as an e-book.
Content: What defines a sustainable food system? How can it be more inclusive? How do local and global scales interact and how does power flow within food systems? How to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to realizing sustainable food systems? And how to activate change?