Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning
With the help of a Southern SARE grant, researchers 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. They developed this guide, which helps communities conduct their own food system assessment and provides them with guidance on planning the development of a local food system.
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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