CBU food security research project receives $1.5 M

March 23, 2016

Research led by Cape Breton University has been awarded $1.5 M from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund, a joint initiative of Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Global Affairs Canada. The initiative’s goal is to help small farmers in Kenya address challenges associated with food insecurity, in part by expanding the number of community-driven agricultural shops in the country. “With this research, we’re interested in how social enterprise business models can achieve social goals, like improved food security and incomes for smallholder farmers in Africa. We’re interested in how the social impacts can be achieved in a financially self-reliant way that is scalable,” said CBU Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy Kevin McKague. CBU