Nutrition through Engagement and Agricultural Technologies

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Nutrition through Engagement and Agricultural Technologies (N-EAT) is a SFU Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) project that focuses on First Nations communities in British Columbia, Canada, aiming to enhance communities’ self-reliance on sustainable, nutritious, and organic foods, while ensuring sustainable access to water and energy. It builds on and expands local and traditional knowledge in these communities and leads to the use of best practices. It seeks to ensure that these communities are resilient against impacts of climate change and other related environmental and social stresses.

During 2019, the N-EAT Project is focused on the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations, located in Klemtu, BC. This community relies on eco-tourism and aquaculture, among many others, to support their economy. A 40 ft by 20 ft greenhouse was built in Klemtu a few years ago but it is not currently operational. The N-EAT Project is supporting the Klemtu community in achieving sustainable food production by reviving the greenhouse operation and engaging the community in educational activities leading to enhanced nutritional intake.

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