35 record(s) found with the tag "food security" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Local Food Procurement in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories: Examining Community Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Environmental Change
Principal Investigator: Ross, Paulina P
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this research is to support food security, promote community resilience and encourage adaptive capacity for northern communities. Research outcomes could have potential implications for the community of Fort Providence, as findings will help direct both top-down and bottom-up approaches to local food procurement. Suggested policy recommendations based on community perspectives will ...


Food systems and community well-being in Kakisa, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. foster training and knowledge sharing to ensure that traditional foods continue to provide an important component of affordable, sustainable healthy food system for Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation; 2. conduct a detailed needs assessment for a food security action plan; 3. increase knowledge and capacity to grow and produce food products while explori...


Permafrost mapping and food security vulnerability assessment in Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The proposed project will build on the proven methodology used during previous permafrost studies in Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). It aims to extend the vulnerability map by including the McGill and Deep Lake area. These lakes are traditionally and culturally very important to JMRFN (for example, the area surrounding these lakes is also used repeatedly by caribou year after year) and the ...


Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. Specific objectives are: 1) to work with and support local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) to...


Demonstration of an Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Dome in Hay River, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wallington, Kevin D
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Demonstration will be a showcase the benefits of the integration of vertical hydroponics and poultry production in a dome shaped structure which will significantly reduce the inputs of nutrients and energy while maintaining high levels of production. It will be able to do so with the use of a ‘BIOReactor’ that will help to safely convert manure from egg production...


Supporting Food Security in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Working with Communities to Integrate Participatory Methods, Tools and Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Wesche, Sonia D
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Building on the long-standing research collaboration, the research team will: 1) work with community Research Assistants to conduct a public engagement process in the six Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) communities; 2) identify and prioritize existing and desired community-based initiatives to support food security in terms of country food, market food and locally-produced food, recognizing the...


The State Of Northwest Territories Country Food Systems: Planning For Long-Term Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Fresque-Baxter, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) and Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) have joined with research partners in communities, Canadian universities, and throughout the Northwest Territories (NWT), including Akaitcho Territory Government, to conduct research on the state of country food systems in the NWT. Jessica Dutton and Jennifer Fresqu...


Collaborative Research: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources
Principal Investigator: Behe, Carolina
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: to synthesize and evaluate existing legal frameworks for Inuit self-governance reflected in legal authorities in the United States (U.S.) and Canada; to evaluate how existing Inuit self-governance approaches operate in practice by examining four co-management case studies; to understand of the social, political, and institutional parameters affecting im...


Building Community Resilience in Kakisa
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. hold an initial community workshop to confirm community plan for projects. Follow-up Workshops will also be held where community can discuss progress and reassess adaptation planning and goals; 2. maintain the potential for traditional harvesting practices to ensure that wildlife and harvested plants continue to provide an important component of...


Homegrown Harvest: Local Food Production in Fort Smith, NT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: In phase one, Aurora Research Institute (ARI) proposes to develop a methodology to map the local food market to capture the economic activity presently occurring in this sector, followed by a robust economic forecast that uses economic modelling to highlight the opportunities for growth in local food production. In the second phase, two feasibility studies will provide the opportunity for ARI to p...


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