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Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too Our Postdoctoral Fellow Zia Mehrabi was featured in Nature talking about the need for governments, the private sector and agricultural-development organizations to create data-driven agronomy that is accessible to all farmers. “…many smallholders have no Internet access and are unable to buy goods such as fertilizer […]
Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Lyon is now Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University How did you get into this field of research? I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope […]
Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) launched a new wave of LFS Career Development opportunities (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This career development program came as a result of […]
Hannah Wittman

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region Our Academic Director Hannah Wittman was featured in the Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region”, talking about an increase in farms in Vancouver. As for the future of urban farms, Wittman doesn’t see a […]
Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Former Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Former Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Former Visiting Researcher Associate Professor, Haverford College in Philadelphia What is the focus of your research? I am an associate professor and chair of the political science department at Haverford College in Philadelphia. I study alternative political economies and for the past eight years have been focusing my studies on what […]
Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow Current Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Sweet Briar College What is your title? I am a postdoctoral researcher jointly appointed at UBC in the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and at the University of the Fraser Valley. What does your research with the Centre for Sustainable Food […]
March 30, 2017: Through the bees’ eyes: seeking food system sustainability with Dr. Claire Kremen

March 30, 2017: Through the bees’ eyes: seeking food system sustainability with Dr. Claire Kremen

March 30: Through the bees’ eyes: seeking food system sustainability with Dr. Claire Kremen March 30, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory. About the Talk: Dr. Maltais-Landry’s talk will focus on how optimal nutrient management is a critical aspect of sustainable farming systems, where nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) must be […]
No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm For Professor Maja Krzic the UBC Farm is a classroom for her students. Krzic developed the new Forest Humus Forms Quest app for her students to learn about soil and plants at the UBC Farm, believing this hands-on experience can push students towards a whole new level of […]