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Building livelihood and food security through social enterprise: a case study of Garden Hill First Nation community in Manitoba, Canada

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dc.contributor.supervisor Thompson, Shirley(Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Okorosobo, Tosan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T16:08:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T16:08:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32579
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the opportunities and strategies for achieving food security in First Nations in Northern Manitoba, based on a case study in Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN). Working together with Meechim Inc., a local food social food enterprise established in GHFN, these opportunities were investigated through interviews, household surveys, a field trial, and document reviews. Two livelihood assets, social and natural assets, were found to dominate in GHFN with a need to improve financial, physical, and human assets. Meechim Farm Social enterprise with GHFN Employment and Training program tried to address these issues. For instance, the skill and education of farm workers were greatly increased, and some basic infrastructure was put in place for farming in the first year but experienced low yields due to poor soil fertility. Research on soil capacity in GHFN showed fish guts could amend this poor soil to fertile soil, to provide good yields. en_US
dc.subject Social enterprise en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.title Building livelihood and food security through social enterprise: a case study of Garden Hill First Nation community in Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Tenuta, Mario (Soil Science) Loney, Shaun (Aki Energy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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