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FLEdGE (Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged) was a research and knowledge sharing partnership that began in 2015 and ended in 2023. It was funded through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant.

Through research with communities, practitioners and policy-makers, the partnership strived to create transformative, sustainable food systems that are socially just, support local economies, are ecologically regenerative and that foster citizen engagement. The partnership explored territorial integration, scaling-up opportunities, innovative governance, agroecology and metrics. The partnership included seven regional nodes across Canada and three international working groups.

This work was guided by six Good Food Principles focused on farmer livelihoods, food access, Indigenous foodways, ecological resilience, food policy and food connections.

To learn more about the final outputs from the FLEdGE project, click here to read the full summary

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Alison Blay-Palmer, Principal Investigator


Jane Clause, Project Coordinator