30 record(s) found with the tag "food security" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Food Security, Environment and Community Health: Integrating Participatory Methods, Tools and Knowledge to Promote Food Security in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Wesche, Sonia D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: 1. Examine quantitatively, the role of country foods in the contemporary Inuit diet, including their nutritional and economic importance, and the dynamics between the country and market food dimensions of the diet; 2. Better understand market food price variations across the region and seasonal fluctuations, and examine the role of food prices in dietary qual...

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...

Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 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. This will be done through: 1) working with and supporting 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) s...

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...

Cultural Meaning of Food and Food Security
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to study the meaning and experience of food and food security in Ulukhaktok. The main objectives are to: 1) document how Inuit define the concepts of "food", "food insecurity" and "health"; 2) examine patterns of country food consumption and sharing; and, 3) identify local knowledge of new species of wildlife important for subsistence. Sharing network interviews (...

Sustainability and Food Security through Geodesic Greenhouses in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Jakiela, Kevin
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective is to perform soil analysis (for composition) and researching parameters in Geodome on the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) farm such as: air temp, relative humidity, light intensity, albedo, soil moisture/saturation and temperature. This analysis will help NFTI to figure out optimal growing conditions inside the greenhouse to optimize crop growth and yields. The research team...

Policy Options to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living
Principal Investigator: Fournier, Bonnie
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The study will help to build knowledge, capacity, resources and skills of decision makers and practitioners/managers to develop and implement policy activities to create healthier environments including food security. In-depth interviews of approximately 1 hour in length will be conducted in person or on the telephone to examine the views of decision makers and practitioners/managers about hea...

Our Land is Changing: Climate Change, Food Security and Health in Déline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. assess the vulnerability of Déline community members to climate change impacts with a focus on impacts to harvesting practices and country food security now and in the future; 2. identify adaptation strategies currently employed or possible for future application by community members in order to mitigate any adverse impacts to traditional harves...

Aklavik Community Garden Project
Principal Investigator: Carraher, Sally
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Aklavik Community Garden Research Project goals are to: 1. gather data throughout the summer gardening season to: a. assess the influence of local climatic, environmental, and socio-cultural factors upon gardening success; b. develop locally-sustainable gardening techniques; and, c. assess the degree to which having affordable garden-raised foods available plus healthy cooking workshops may in...

Cassette Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Paulette, Cochise
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives of this project are to: 1) Document and present and historical data on the local environment and wildlife; 2) Assess the impacts of climate change on our community's health and food security; 3) Support intergenerational knowledge sharing between elders and youth on the land; 4) Engage our community in the research; 5) Build traditional knowledge capacity in our com...