A significant burden of inequities tied to community health and food systems are experienced in the Global South. For this reason, the UB Food Lab chooses to work into the Global South, including in South Asia (India). The lab team partners with academic partners (e.g. University of Kashmir), civil society groups (e.g. RUAF), as well as international agencies (e.g. UN FAO) in executing its work in the Global South. The lab’s work in the Global South is supported in part by the UB Community of Excellence for Global Health Equity.
The Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies is a resource for local and sub-national governments to learn about food system policies from around the globe. The searchable database provides copies of the legislations, plans, funding allocations, or other public actions authorized or implemented by cities, municipalities, regions, and sub-national governments. This resource allows local and sub-national governments to … Continue reading Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies
The Food Lab is working in Kashmir, a naturally-resource rich region in South Asia. The lab team started work in partnership with the University at Kashmir with a pilot project on haakh (2016-2017), a green leafy vegetable akin to collard greens. Through interviews with small-scale growers, stakeholders, and residents, the team aims to gain an understanding of how land use … Continue reading Land Use Change and Haakh Production in Srinagar, Kashmir
Plan-REFUGE: Planning for Regenerative, Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments Consortium
Planning for Regenerative, Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments (Plan-REFUGE) aspires to understand and mitigate food inequities experienced by small-holder farmers in the Global South. Using a transdisciplinary approach we investigate how small-holder farmers in the Global South adapt their daily living practices (DLPs) in the face of a number of challenges including globalization and climate change. Lessons from … Continue reading Plan-REFUGE: Planning for Regenerative, Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments Consortium