Food Systems

2015
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Equity, Farming, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

This report, from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley, provides an in-depth analysis of the US Farm Bill with a particular focus on how Farm Bill policies are shaped by corporate power and how such policies affect the lives of marginalized communities.

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Food Systems

From the Growing Food Connections Project: the Exploring Stories of Innovation series, a series of short articles that explore how local governments from across the United States are strengthening their community’s food system through planning and policy.

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Equity, Food Systems

At NESAWG's 2015 It Takes a Region Conference, our opening plenary featured a conversation between movement leaders across generations.

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Farming, Food Access, Food Security, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Supply Chains, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Gerald Marten, Nurcan Atalan-Helicke (Editors)

In 2015, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences published the Symposium on American Food Resilience. The 27 articles in the Symposium explore the vulnerability and resilience of food production and distribution from a variety of perspectives, providing a wealth of material that can be mined by researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers for application to their own circumstances.

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Equity, Food Justice, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Worker Justice, Workforce

Authors: Anel Guel and Rich Pirog, Michigan State University

This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for food system practitioners, researchers, and educators.

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Farming, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

Authors: National Young Farmers Coalition

A 2015 survey from the National Young Farmers Coalition documenting how student loan debt prevents young people from pursuing careers in agriculture.

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Farming, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems

A Toolkit to Help Your Community Understand the Economic Impacts of Your Local Food System Initiatives, from the eXtension Local and Regional Food Systems Community of Practice

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Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, NESAWG Publication, Policy & Advocacy

NESAWG, American Farmland Trust, and the Conservation Law Foundation, and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conducted a series of 10 webinars delving into policy issues addressed in their report, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System, bringing in experts in the field.

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Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, NESAWG Publication, Policy & Advocacy

NESAWG's 2014 It Takes A Region Conference held a plenary on our New England Food System Policy Project, which focuses on fostering better farm and food policies and greater regional collaboration.

Publication
Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Processes & Practices, Production, Retail, Supply Chains

Authors: Adam Diamond, James Barham - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service

This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products.

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