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Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

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ISFS is an applied research and extension unit at KPU that investigates and supports regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities. We focus predominantly on British Columbia but also extend our programming to other regions.

Our applied research focuses on the potential of regional food systems in terms of agriculture and food, economics, community health, policy, and environmental integrity. Our extension programming provides information and support for farmers, communities, business, policy makers, and others. Community collaboration is central to our approach.




Recent Projects and News from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems


March 5th- White Paper: Protection is Not Enough: Policy Precedents to Increase the Agricultural Land Use of BC's Farmland. Download the White Paper

March 1st, 2018 -Short Course: Farm Business Planning. March 1st, 8th, 22nd. Registration now CLOSED.