The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) analyzed 189 organic agriculture research, education, and extension projects funded by the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions (ORG) competitive research grant programs from 2002-2014.
Food Access, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy
This report examines state legislation in all 50 states enacted between 2012 and 2014 that aimed to strengthen various components of local food systems.
Aquaculture, Farming, Fisheries & Seafood, Food Access, Food Justice, Food Systems, Land Use, Local and Regional Food Systems, Mapping
An interactive map of the many components of Maryland's food system layered with health and demographic data.
Food Safety, Processes & Practices, Processing
Installment 2 of 4 in "Crash Course in Local Meat Processing." Learn the basic rules of local meat processing
Great resource (1 of 4) from Niche Meat Processing on the basics of local meat processing.
Land Use, Mapping
A re-envisioning of the 50 United States as 7 "mega regions" based around metropolitan clusters and regional infrastructure.
The 2015 National Food Hub Survey and its predecessor, the 2013 National Food Hub Survey, represent a broad effort to aggregate national level data on the characteristics and impact of food hubs
A study mapping opportunity in the Gulf Coast super region.
Farm to Institution, Supply Chains
“Getting it There: The Role of New England Food Distributors in Providing Local Food to Institutions” presents in-depth findings and makes specific, data-based recommendations for food distributors – including food hubs – as well as government officials, funders and institutions.
These tools provide a structured framework for implementing story-based strategy.