Food Sovereignty in Canada Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems

ISBN-10: 1552664430

ISBN-13: 9781552664438

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Contemporary Canadian agriculture and food policies are increasingly based on a commodity trade model of agriculture and have contributed To The current global food crisis by failing to support the vitality of Canadian food and farming systems. Food security, As another foundation For The dominant policy model, Is based on providing communities with access to food and nutrition with relatively little concern for where and how that food is produced, traditional food preferences and values, or the long term sustainability of local food systems as a foundation for community health and economic development. The concept and practice of food sovereignty offers Canadian citizens, researchers, and policymakers the opportunity to build alternative agriculture and food models that keep farmers on the land while ensuring that those living in an urban setting have access to healthy and safe food. This volume explores the application of a food sovereignty model To The Canadian context by bringing together a diverse set of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian agriculture and rural communities.
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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd.
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Annette Aurelie Desmarais was a grain farmer for 13 years, during which time she was an active member of La Via Campesina. She is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina, Canada.

Hannah Wittman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Member of the Latin American Studies Program at Simon Fraser University.

About the Authors
List of Tables, Boxes, Figures
List of Acronyms
Nurturing Food Sovereignty in Canada
Initiating Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty in Canada: Barriers and Pitfalls
Food Sovereignty: Making New Meal Plans
A Paradigm Shift in Agriculture and Food Policy
Weaving Food Webs and Loosening Food Chains
Advancing Agriculture by Destroying Farms? The State of Agriculture in Canada
The Aggressive Pursuit of Export Expansion
Expanded Output
Bigger, High-Tech, More Efficient Farms
Net Farm Income
A Chronic Drain on Taxpayers
Who Is Profiting within the System?
A Debt Bomb Ticking Beneath Farmhouses and Barns
Loss of Farm Families
Transferring Land to Local and Distant Elites
An Increasingly Unsustainable Food Production System
The End of Canadian Agriculture?
A New Chance for Canadian Agriculture?
Getting to Food Sovereignty: Grassroots Perspectives from the National Farmers Union
Transforming Agriculture: Women Farmers Define a Food Sovereignty Policy For Canada
"Participation" in Government Agricultural Consultations
Down on the Farm
Women Farmers Analyze the APF
Women Farmers' Vision for an Inclusive Agricultural Policy
"It's the Same Old Song," or Implementing a Radical Alternative?
Food Secure Canada: Where Agriculture, Environment, Health, Food and Justice Intersect
The Social and Historical Context
The Formation of Food Secure Canada
Food Secure Canada: Issues and Challenges
Food Secure Canada's Mandate and Food Sovereignty
Indigenous Food Sovereignty: A Model for Social Learning
Indigenous Eco-Philosophy
Principles of Indigenous Food Sovereignty
History of the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in B.C.
The Indigenous Food Systems Network
Current Situations and Challenges for Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Social Learning and Adapting Cultural Techniques
Permaculture - Finding the Junction between Sustainable Agriculture and Traditional Harvesting and Management Strategies
Indigenous Food Sovereignty - Whose Responsibility Is It?
Aboriginal Rights and Title Decisions: Implications for Food Sovereignty
Policy Interventions
Sovereignty from the Ground Up
The Limits of Farmer-Control: Food Sovereignty and Conflicts Over the Canadian Wheat Board
Conflicts Over the CWB: Food Sovereignty, Collective Marketing and Farmer-Control
The Struggle for Collective Marketing
The CWB under Farmer-Control
The Limits of Farmer-Control
Market Power and Democratic Control as Food Sovereignty
Community Nutrition Practice and Research: Integrating a Food Sovereignty Approach
Evolving Discourse in Community Nutrition and Public Health Practice and Research
Community Nutrition Practice and Research - Moving Towards Food Sovereignty?
Community Nutrition: Contributions to Advancing Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty = Community Nutrition
Growing Community: Community Gardens as a Local Practice of Food Sovereignty
A History of Community Gardening
A Tale of Three Gardens
Paint Me a Picture: Perceptions of Community Gardens
Community Gardens as Sites of Political Resistance
Community Gardens as a Local Practice of Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty in the Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario
Harriet Friedmann
Historical Context
Emerging Potentials for Food Sovereignty
Growing a Sustainable Food System
"Super, Natural": The Potential for Food Sovereignty in British Columbia
The Potential for Food Sovereignty in B.C.
Growing Forward: B.C's Agricultural Policy/Regulatory Environment
Fish Farms - Allowing the Extinction of Local Salmon?
Challenging Pro-industrial Agriculture and Food Bureaucracy from the Grassroots
Structural Obstacles to Food Sovereignty
Appendix: Policy Recommendations for Developing an Inclusive Canadian Agricultural Policy
Participation of Farm Women
Policy Development Process
Farmer Participation in the Definition of Policy Goals
Ensure Fair Compensation for Production and Labour
Redistribute Power and Control
Environmental Stewardship
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