Designing alternative economic approaches is engaging, challenging, complex, and wonderful work.
In Nunavik last month, in temperatures of -40 degrees with icicles hanging from our noses, Devlin and I helped a local entrepreneur to build a small seafood processing plant that will supply healthy, local foods to a community currently importing 80% of what they eat.
Last week, Amanda and the Fisheries team worked with fishermen and
environmental and funding organizations in Maine to plan electronic monitoring services for their groundfish fleet next season.
This week Chas and Yuval with our Knowledge Systems team are in northern Ontario, working with industry, government, and First Nations to create spatial plans that show how blueberries, mushrooms, and birch syrup can be harvested alongside timber to improve the economic and employment prospects in that region.