Food Security in Richmond, Canada -How grassroots movements can influence food security policy

Mona Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The following paper clarifies some of the issues concerning the establishment of food security in Richmond, Canada. Through literary studies and examining the case of the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project, this paper sheds light on the barriers that hinder food security from being on the public agenda as well as provide recommendations on how to promote food security in Richmond further. In short, the barriers are rooted in the fact that food security is to vast and complex a subject to be dealt with in public policy. The interdisciplinary consequences of the current food production system include lies both in the fields of environmental science, economy and social science. Furthermore these fields have different discourses regarding what food security is and how the problems related to it should be tackled. Moving forward with establishing food security in Richmond will require the arrangements of deliberation processes. Here citizens, experts and government officials have the opportunity to learn about the different risks and consequences of the current food production system, as well as reflect on their own discourses. In such deliberation processes a food security strategy can then hopefully be agreed upon and an implementation plan established.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato23 jun. 2011
VejledereJan Andersen & Henning Schroll


  • Canada
  • Deliberation
  • Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project
  • Food Security
  • Case Study