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Coverage of food sovereignty since October 23, 2020.

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COVID-19 shines light on Yukon's food insecurity issues: Chris Pinkerton

"...By building food security and sovereignty food insecurity can be reduced, says Chris Pinkerton Yukon Energy food security network coordinator. Mike Thomas/Yukon News..."

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Is conservation agriculture a 'climate smart' solution for African farmers?

"...Farmer Elizabeth Mpofu does not feel that the CA concept is a solution to food sovereignty or food security. As general coordinator of the La Via Campesina movement, which advocates for family-farm-based sustainable agriculture, she advocates for agroecology, a farming method that applies ecological and social concepts to managing food and agriculture systems by optimizing relationships between plants, animals, people and the environment..."

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Berry conditions creating slim pickings for some, juicy findings for others

"..."I think it comes down to this whole idea of food sovereignty. People want to do something that helps themselves and if that means going out and gathering their own fruit they are really excited to do that. "..."

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Fresh from the city: The rise of urban farming

"...The global food sovereignty movement, which had been building momentum since its grassroots conception in the late ’90s, quickly gained traction with its focus on the rights of people everywhere to access healthy and sustainable food. One of the pillars of the movement lies in using local food systems to reduce the distance between producers and consumers. Three Canadian companies have successfully pioneered solutions aimed at bringing farms closer to home — and educating the next generation of agricultural innovators..."

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Job Posting: Local Food Distribution Network Project Coordinator

"...Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society Job Posting Project: Grease Trails Revitalized – the Road to Food Sovereignty in Highway 16Position: Local Food Distribution Network Project Coordinator..."

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Food security network coming to Quesnel thanks to $50K provincial grant

"...“This Food Redistribution Network will increase local food security and will help shift the community away from an emergency-based charity model to one that is empowering, community driven and sustainable; all while reducing food waste,” he said in a news release. “It was apparent after the CMHA conducted the Quesnel Community Food System Assessment that the community is in need of this project. ”..."

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Haahuupayak students grow their own garden

"...New gardening program funded by federal grant for food sovereignty Elena RardonMay. 5, 2021 5:30 a. m..."

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Rood Says Liberal Budget Misses Key Areas That Could Help Pandemic Recovery

"...This week's Federal Budget shows Ottawa is planning to return some of the carbon tax money that farmers are paying for natural gas and propane..."

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VIDEO: On the road to Indigenous-led food sovereignty in northwest B.C.

"...The farm began as a homestead two years ago and during the pandemic expanded into a fully operational commercial market garden and the Beatons were able to demonstrate how to maximize production in smaller spaces using agro-ecological techniques like permaculture, mulching and weed suppression among other organic methods..."

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Boundary food hub to go ahead as province kicks in $750,000

"...The hub's Rock Creek and Greenwood operations are designed to restore "food sovereignty," says policy planner Feb. 19, 2021 12:00 a. m..."

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Yukon documentary considered for Oscar

"...Yukon documentary considered for OscarFirst We Eat, a Yukon film about food sovereignty, is on the… Continue reading Sleds, skis and fatbikes race at the Copper Haul dog mushing leagueThe Yukon Brewing Copper Haul League dog sled races resumed on Jan. … Continue reading Government releases guidelines for quartz mining water use“It is important to all Yukoners to have healthy fresh water”..."

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Saskatchewan Politicians Focus On Agriculture - Part Two

"...The Saskatchewan Green Party food security plan is something I think all Saskatchewan people can appreciate.   I know as a farmer I have had my struggles. My Dad and I have had some very difficult times on the farm..."

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Jobs in food sovereignty

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Community Food Security Coordinator - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Working with the community and GWFC to identify food security needs and issues, providing support and facilitation to increase skills and capacities of residents and organizations to plan and implement community food security and food sovereignty projects and initiatives..."

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Podcasts

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CSL Documentary: Outdoor Gardens - What They Bring to Edmontonians

Duration: 29:03

"...This week we’re bringing you a documentary where CSL students Brook Kelela and Ashley Krehut explore the significance of outdoor gardens in our communities..."

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From art to agriculture: Emerald Gardens

Duration: 50:41

"...Roberto Meza was an artist and MIT graduate student who took some time off to deal with health concerns and found that fresh greens made such a difference in his life that he started growing them..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food sovereignty.

Gather.film charts rebirth of indigenous cultures through food sovereignty with Sanjay Rawal

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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Academic Research

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On the unequal coexistence of agrifood systems in Brazil

"...We show how the project for food sovereignty brought together multiple social movements, including a core movement advocating agroecology, and how family farming was recognized as a key pillar within Brazil?s national food security policy..."

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The future of agroecology in Canada: Embracing the politics of food sovereignty

"...Agroecology and food sovereignty have gained a significant foothold in the Global South; however, in the Global North, there are significant challenges hindering the adoption of these concepts..."

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Beyond Oil Age

"...It is in line circular economy, food sovereignty and food sufficiency economy but a home-grown solution based on Africa?s cultural values..."

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Domain F: Discourse

"...In this chapter, we examine how discourse?or the ways in which language is used to frame debates, policy and action?is a critical domain for agroecology transformations..."

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Spatio-temporal changes in ecosystem service values: Effects of land-use changes from past to future (1860–2100)

"...Negative effects on regulation & maintenance and cultural ES were highest for the ‘Food sovereignty’ scenario due to huge transformations of grassland and permanent cultures to arable land in order to optimise food provision at the regional level..."

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The many meanings of organic farming: framing food security and food sovereignty in Indonesia

"...This paper contributes to the discourse on food policy, particularly in relation to organic farming in Indonesia..."

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Competing food sovereignties: GMO-free activism, democracy and state preemptive laws in Southern Oregon

"...Indicators of food sovereignty and food democracy center on people having the right and ability to define their food polices and strategies with respect to food culture, food security, sustainability and use of natural resources..."

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Determinants, effects, and coping strategies for low-yield periods of harvest: a qualitative study in two communities in Nunavu

"...Food sovereignty among Inuit in Nunavut, Canada has long meant year-round harvest of country (hunted, fished, or gathered) food..."

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Trends in science on glyphosate toxicity: a scientometric study

"...As part of the most used herbicides, glyphosate is the most successful ingredient of agrochemical companies..."

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