Start Date

30-3-2021 10:03 AM

End Date

30-3-2021 10:09 AM

Abstract

This poster outlines sustainable food production in Kamloops, possible improvements, the benefits of urban agriculture, and the impact of COVID-19 on urban agriculture, both globally and in Kamloops. This analysis involves a literature review and general observations. The research shows that while urban agriculture is realistic and highly beneficial to food security, cities such as Kamloops are still in the early stages. While community initiatives are increasing, there is still room for growth. Research and personal observations also show that although the presence of COVID-19 has had plenty of negative consequences, it may be a catalyst in urging cities towards more sustainable food systems. Recommendations include an increase in local food cultivation, processing, distribution, and sourcing. This research concludes that whereas Kamloops is developing as a more sustainable agricultural community, its full potential has not yet been reached.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Tom Waldichuk

Keywords

Urban Environmental Sustainability, Urban Agriculture, COVID-19, Sustainable Food Systems, City of Kamloops

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Mar 30th, 10:03 AM Mar 30th, 10:09 AM

The Influence of Covid-19 on Sustainable Urban Food Systems: Recommendations for Kamloops, BC

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This poster outlines sustainable food production in Kamloops, possible improvements, the benefits of urban agriculture, and the impact of COVID-19 on urban agriculture, both globally and in Kamloops. This analysis involves a literature review and general observations. The research shows that while urban agriculture is realistic and highly beneficial to food security, cities such as Kamloops are still in the early stages. While community initiatives are increasing, there is still room for growth. Research and personal observations also show that although the presence of COVID-19 has had plenty of negative consequences, it may be a catalyst in urging cities towards more sustainable food systems. Recommendations include an increase in local food cultivation, processing, distribution, and sourcing. This research concludes that whereas Kamloops is developing as a more sustainable agricultural community, its full potential has not yet been reached.

 

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