Building the Capacity of Local Food Systems

Welcome to my website of research on BC's local food systems.
The ‘Good Food' Value Chain research program aims to build the capacity of local food systems in BC and abroad.  A local food system refers to the entire food value chain from the farmer’s field to the dinner plate.  This includes producers, marketing agencies, input industries, processors, distributors, retailers, farmers markets, and consumers. 
To build the capacity of a local food system means improving markets for local foods, increasing awareness of local food issues, and ensuring equitable access to ‘good food’ for all residents.
Research methods emphasise local participation, local responsibility, and local benefits. 
Research projects:

For more information contact
David J. Connell, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Environmental Planning