Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Community Food System Explorer
The Community Food System Explorer is a website developed to shed light on factors that influence the sustainability of food systems in Virginia and North Carolina. With the help of a Southern SARE grant, Dr. Jonah Fogel at Virginia Cooperative Extension and other students and faculty from North Carolina and Virginia Universities completed case studies around the Appalachian region to determine the various components of the food system that contribute to or interfere with its sustainability. This research contributed to the creation of an interactive map that will assist food systems stakeholders to assess the current demographics, assets, consumption patterns, health indicators, agribusiness locations and land use in the region.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LS08-206, Sustainable agriculture in Virginia and North Carolina: a multi-state assessment of the economic, social and political context.
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Project products are developed as part of SARE grants. They are made available with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within project products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.