Planning for food sovereignty in Canada? A comparative case study of two rural communities

Authors

  • Virginie Lavallée-Picard

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i1.73

Keywords:

food sovereignty, community food system, food system planning, food sovereignty planning, Canada, Québec, British Columbia

Abstract

In Canada, most local-governance level food system planning research has been conducted in larger, often urban communities. However, producers in small rural communities conduct the majority of Canada’s agricultural activities. Using case-study research, this paper documents how the rural communities of Saint-Camille (Québec) and Salt Spring Island (British Columbia) engage in food system planning. By investigating the background, key achievements, barriers and good practices, the case studies inform a comparative analysis of governance planning processes and community led project development. The results suggest an overlap between the community food system planning and the food sovereignty frameworks, a space discerned as food sovereignty planning. 

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Published

2016-04-04

How to Cite

Lavallée-Picard, V. (2016). Planning for food sovereignty in Canada? A comparative case study of two rural communities. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 3(1), 71–95. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i1.73