E3 Building resilient food systems: Policy across multiple scales

22 Jun 2018
10:30 – 12:00

E3 Building resilient food systems: Policy across multiple scales

This interactive session will share research insights and stimulate a conversation about multi-scale food policy and governance. First, our panelists will share innovative case examples focusing on the value of collaborative networks that address challenges and build opportunities for enhanced resilience drawing on perspectives from the Global North and South. Practitioners and researchers from Brazil and Canada (Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa) will speak about food system resilience in relation to scaling up small urban centers linked to local initiatives, Food Policy Councils as pivot points for change, and the role of civil society in developing national food policy.

Following brief presentations, we will enable a conversation with audience participants that draws on the synergies between the case studies to foster an examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by collaborative networks working toward enhanced food system resilience. We will invite participants to share experiences from their own networks to stimulate a learning discussion for all.

This panel presents research from the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and its Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) Partners.

Building resilient food systems: Policy across multiple scales

Irena Knezevic
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


Evelyn Nimmo
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of History, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Brazil

Rotem Ayalon
Partnerships Strategist, Collective Impact Project, Centraide of Greater Montréal – Member of Montréal’s Food Policy Council, Montreal, Canada

André Lacerda
Research Station Manager, Research Scientist, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)

Lori Stahlbrand
Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Canada

Patricia Ballamingie
Associate Professor, Political Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada