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What: Webinar and In-Person Presentation and Discussion
When: March 19, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am (presentation from 9:00 – 9:45, discussion from 9:45 – 10:30)
Where: MCML 350, UBC Vancouver Campus or Remotely via Webinar (details below)
Join Dr. Hannah Wittman and J. Dennis for a presentation of their research findings on farmland demand and mechanisms of farmland access in British Columbia. The presentation will include results from a survey of prospective and beginning farmers focusing on land access and opportunities and challenges faced by beginning farmers. We will also present findings from interview and community-based research on alternative models and mechanisms of farmland tenure and access. We will identify and discuss policy needs for further operationalizing alternative models of land tenure and access for farmland protection and to support the successful establishment of farmers on the land.
Dr. Hannah Wittman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. Dr. Wittman’s research focuses on agrarian reform, citizenship and food sovereignty in rural Brazil and local food systems, farmland protection initiatives, farmers’ markets and community-based farming in British Columbia.
J. Dennis holds a B.Sc. in Agroecology and is currently an MSc. Candidate in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. Dennis’ thesis research is focused on farmland conservation, tenure and access in British Columbia.
This research has been made possible with support from the Centre For Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and funding from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.
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Macmillan Building, Room 350
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