A Pilot Study: Integration of the skills of New Canadian farmers to improve functional food production and secondary product development in the agriculture sector in Newfoundland and Labrador

In the first year of this 2-year research project, we propose placing former refugee farmers with the requisite secondary processing skills on a farm in Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct research in order to diversify their production, as well as to increase their secondary product output. The second part of this project involves research of value-added food products that will be tested for the Association for New Canadians’ (ANC) on-site in their test kitchen which provides former refugees including former refugee farmers, with an outlet to prepare and sell traditional foods for the local market. We propose achieving this by placing a post-doctoral fellow with secondary production and food analysis expertise to work with former refugee farmers to improve the quality of the products that are being produced for the traditional and functional foods market

Faculty Supervisor:

Raymond Thomas;Mumtaz Cheema


Ibrahim M Abu-Reidah


Association for New Canadians


Environmental sciences


Other services (except public administration)


Memorial University of Newfoundland


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