Our Research Projects

While studying Plant Breeding, Agroecology, and International Development across both the natural and social sciences, and saving seeds across 11 community gardens and in our backyard, we honed our expertise in Agroecological farming and our commitment to food justice.

We were concerned about some of the negative impacts that industrial agriculture has brought over the last several decades, impacting climate, the health of the environment and the health of communities, particularly in the global South where local farming practices are being replaced by western methods.

We became committed to issues that are key aspects of Agroecology:

  • Biodiversity
  • Seed and Food Sovereignty
  • Health and Resilience of ecosystems, Food Systems and Communities
  • Small-scale farmers
  • Food Justice
  • Global and local knowledge integration

Research Initiatives and International Fieldwork:

  • The Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative in southeastern Bhutan was designed to foster ecologically friendly development in harmony with Bhutan’s holistic philosophy, which endeavors to integrate social, economic, cultural, and environmental goals.

  • The Palouse region of the northwestern United States, a major agricultural area primarily producing wheat and pulses.

  • Working with small-scale farmers in southwestern Ontario.

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