Food Access, Food Justice, Food Security
A 2015 report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), in collaboration with the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, found that one in four of the city’s residents live in so-called food deserts with limited access to healthy foods.
Equity, Food Justice, Worker Justice, Workforce
This 2015 report from the Food Chain Workers Alliance is the first of its kind that looks at wages and working conditions of workers across the entire food chain – a sector that employs 20 million people in the U.S., comprising one-sixth of the nation’s workforce.
Worker Justice, Workforce
This interactive map from the Food Chain Workers Alliance aims to facilitate community engagement with organizations supporting workers in the food system across the United States.
Local and Regional Food Systems
How does what we grow compare with what we eat? Can Maryland agriculture support the demand for local food? Are there foods that Maryland produces well that are also in high demand by buyers in Maryland?
Farm to Institution
This report summarizes findings from Farm Fresh Rhode Island's recent Farm to Institution survey report.
This practitioner’s guide walks you through the steps of measuring the local economic impact of expanding food hub activities, either from the establishment of a new hub or the expansion of an existing hub.
This report provides an on-the-ground example of how food hubs manage distribution infrastructure.
Climate Change, Conservation, Farming, Processes & Practices, Sustainable Agriculture
This guide aims to help farmers begin to plan to minimize the risks and capitalize on opportunities posed by climate change.
Climate Change, Energy, Farming, Processes & Practices, Waste Recovery
Farmers today face rising energy costs and uncertainty about future energy policies that affect agriculture. This guide introduces ways farmers can improve the energy efficiency of their operations and explore alternatives to traditional fossil fuels such as wind, solar, and biofuel crops.
Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Processes & Practices, Production, Retail, Supply Chains
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.