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Place-Based Food Systems Conference 2018 - Call for proposals now open

The Placed-Based Food Systems Conference 2018 is now accepting proposals for presentations, manuscripts and posters. Please visit the Place-Based Food Systems site at www/kpu.ca/pbfs2018 for details and to submit a proposal. Proposals from both academic institutions and civil society groups are highly encouraged. Submitted manuscripts will be subject to peer review for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

August 9th-10th, 2018

This two day conference will bring together academic and community-based leaders and change-makers who are working to understand and advance place-based food systems as a foundational element of sustainable society. Participants will share and learn about the latest research and on-the-ground experiences and identify directions for strategic, synergistic, and concerted future study and action. The conference will touch on 5 dimensions of place-based food-systems:

· Economics and sustainable human economies

· Environmental stewardship and ecological integrity

· Policy and governance advancing

· Capacity and scale

· Indigenous food ways

Please visit the conference website for more information about keynote speakers and conference focal areas. Travel and program details will continue to be posted as they are confirmed.

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