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BC Vegetable Farmers Survey

BC Vegetable Farmers Survey We want to hear from you about your experience in vegetable production! Take the BC Vegetable Farmer Survey and your responses will help UBC researchers learn more about the challenges facing vegetable producers, including labour, field management, profitability and seed. Participants are entered to win one of twenty $50 gift cards for […]


University Affairs Feature: UBC Farm Truffle Orchard

University Affairs Feature: UBC Farm Truffle Orchard Did you know that the UBC Farm is home to some of the world’s most sought-after mushrooms? Shannon Berch, adjunct professor in UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, is at the forefront of a 10-year bid to grow truffles in BC’s temperate climate. This year, her research […]


Participatory Guarantee Systems: Grassroots Organizing for Agroecological Certification

Participatory Guarantee Systems: A Primer on Grassroots Organizing for Agroecological Certification Dana James, PhD Candidate in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, recently published a blog review on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS). The article discusses the nuances of agroecological certification, and presents grassroots alternatives to traditional Organic certification. Read the full article here.


Developing a Long Term Agroecological Research Station

Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development In the first two years of our research cluster, we have laid crucial groundwork for developing the UBC Farm as a Long Term Agroecological Research Station; this strong foundation has enabled its use as a living laboratory for developing long-term experimental protocols to examine trade-offs and synergies in […]


Award Recognizes CIFOR's Terry Sunderland

Award Recognizes CIFOR’s Terry Sunderland for landmark research defining forest-food nexus Terry Sunderland, LFS Professor, recently accepted the 2019 IUFRO Scientific Achievements Award for landmark research advancing the application of the landscapes approach to conservation and development research while introducing a new discipline of study at the intersection of the forest-food nexus. Read the full […]


Civil Eats Feature: Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate

Civil Eats Feature: Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate Dorn Cox and OPENTeam, who are members of the Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster, were recently featured in an article by Civil Eats about how regenerative agricultural practices can help invigorate consumer engagement in sustainability and green agriculture in North America. Read […]

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