CSFS Heads to Italy!

The Vancity’s Emilia Romagna Co-operative Studies Program is a study tour that explores solutions for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. This year, leading thinkers from British Columbia and Italy, including our own Centre for Sustainable Food Systems representative, join forces to take an in-depth look at the benefits a co-operative model offers to the food systems and agriculture sectors.

The group will be touring the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, which is characterized by many food system co-ops large and small. This system, unified by commonly shared principles, serves as a multigenerational asset focused on sustaining the health and wealth of the region’s agriculture and distributing that wealth to individual farmers and consumers. The hope is for this food system co-operative exploration to offer opportunities to define our own collaborative approach to ensuring a more robust, equitable and sustainable local food system that is supported and celebrated as a commonly held and cherished asset. Look for Véronik’s posts on our UBC Farm newsletter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Véronik Campbell

Véronik is the Academic Programs Manager at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, where she creates and manages education, engagement, and research programs that increase the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of food systems. Véronik’s entrepreneurial and business analysis approaches ensure agri-food systems solutions lead to thriving and robust economies, environments, and communities as exemplified by her work as co-producer of Feeding Growth, a platform that supports and builds a resilient, socially just, and globally significant community of progressive food businesses.