Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba

Colin Anderson, Kenton Lobe, Jeanette Sivilay

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Abstract

This chapter presents a case study illustrating farmers and engaged
citizens working collectively to better their communities, challenge
government policy and fight for a more just and sustainable food
system.
The case chronicles and analyses the creation of different organisations
or ‘mobilising structures’ in the Canadian Province of Manitoba. These
emerged in response to a controversial food safety raid on a local farm.
Through critical self-analysis, participatory action research can open
opportunities for protagonists in social movement organisations to
critically examine their own practice in order to strategically resist being
co-opted and to move towards more transformative change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system.
PublisherCoventry University
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84600-075-1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017

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Anderson, C., Lobe, K., & Sivilay, J. (2017). Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. In Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. Coventry University.

Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. / Anderson, Colin; Lobe, Kenton; Sivilay, Jeanette.

Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. . Coventry University, 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Anderson, C, Lobe, K & Sivilay, J 2017, Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. in Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. . Coventry University.
Anderson C, Lobe K, Sivilay J. Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. In Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. . Coventry University. 2017
Anderson, Colin ; Lobe, Kenton ; Sivilay, Jeanette. / Community organisations for food systems change: 
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. . Coventry University, 2017.
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