Meta-narrative synthesis to critically review existing knowledge
This core project informs and will be informed by the research program field research projects. In synthesizing current understandings of food-health effects and pathways, this project systematically reviews literature (in English and Spanish language) on food security, food sovereignty and health equity to analyze how focus varies in different settings, sectors and disciplines according to conceptualized pathways. This analysis is being reviewed by researchers and knowledge users to identify gaps in knowledge; and using a transdisciplinary and intercultural approach, to identify actions and further research that can be pursued.
Researchers (English language literature)
Researchers (Spanish language literature)
Diana Calle R.
Mónica Hernández M
Current status (October 1, 2013)
- Mapping of literature has been completed
- Meta-narrative themes are being analyzed
Publications and presentations
- Spiegel JM, Breilh J. Food Sovereignty and Social Determination of Health in an Era of Globalization. Pan American Journal of Public Health. Submitted April 1 2013.
- Spiegel JM, Breilh J, Black J, Brisbois B, Carten S, Chan L, Chapman G, Cortinois A, Jayatilaka, D, Nicol AM, Merino R, Otero G, Parkes M, Takaro T, Wittman H, Yassi A. Food for Thought: Integrating food sovereignty and bio-security in a Canadian-Ecuadorian research program on global food system pathways to health equity. The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2013 Conference; June, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario.
- Weiler A, Hergesheimer C, Brisbois B, Wittman H, Spiegel JM. Food sovereignty, food security and health equity: A meta-narrative synthesis. Canadian Association for Food Studies Meeting, June 2013; Victoria BC.