Agroecology and Food Security: The role of Community Seed Banks

This research represents the evolution of an existing partnership between SeedChange and Food: Globally Embedded, Locally Engaged (FLEdGE), a SSHRC Partnership Grant project conducting community-based research on sustainable food systems. The intern will work with these partners to explore the role of community seed banks in contributing to seed security and thus result in increased understanding of agroecology and food sovereignty. Through primary and secondary research, this project aims to explore the successes and limitations of community seed banks in order to expand the role of seed security and agroecology in in Canada. The outcomes will benefit SeedChange by increasing their research capacity, assisting in data analysis and knowledge dissemination while also building connections to researcher and policy-maker partners through FLEdGE. Agroecology has the potential to transform Canada’s food system to be more healthy, equitable, and sustainable, qualities which are increasingly important for the longevity and success of Canadian agriculture.

Faculty Supervisor:

Alison Blay-Palmer;Amanda Di Batista;Charles Levkoe


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