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A new project aims to identify barriers to institutional purchasing of locally-produced food.
Posted: Thursday 27th February 2014 19:52 (Updated: Friday 28th February 2014 07:06)
The PEI Food Security Network and the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance are conducting a market research study to identify missing links and opportunities that may allow PEI agri-food producers to gain greater access to the institutional food service sector on PEI (e.g. schools, healthcare facilities, etc.). In order to identify the barriers, opportunities, and trends that exist within the institutional market, the groups are conducting surveys and interviews with key stakeholders, including institutional food buyers, PEI food distributors and PEI-based agri-food producers. [Read more to reach survey link]Read More
The Right to Food - Local & Global
Tuesday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Prince Edward Island Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown
Posted: Friday 21st February 2014 05:20
A Workshop presented by the PEI Food Security Network and Cooper Institute, with support from the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and the Medical Society of PEI. This workshop will be a chance to better understand “the right to food”, by looking at food security projects in PEI and in other countries and to think about how the right to food connects people in PEI communities with people in communities in other countries. Hear from Islanders who by their work are promoting the right to food in Haiti and Kenya, and of course, in Prince Edward Island. No charge, everyone welcome. Light meal provided at noon. You need to register ahead of time - by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone - 894-4573.Read More
Democratic Elections: Global & Domestic
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm (Storm Date: Thursday, March 6) at St. Peters Cathedral Hall, Charlottetown
Posted: Tuesday 18th February 2014 14:44
Democratic Elections: Global and Domestic is a workshop organized by Cooper Institute, and partially funded by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm (Storm Date: Thursday, March 6) at St. Peters Cathedral Hall, Charlottetown (Corner of All Souls Lane and Rochford St)Read More
Cooper Institute is an education and community development centre in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main program areas of our organization are livable income for all, food sovereignty and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.
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