Resources

In our role as the leading convener of food systems practitioners in the Northeast, we curate a library of resources on critical farm and food issues. We also publish our own papers and reports —from our seminal It Takes a Region: Exploring a Regional Food Systems Approach to Good Food for All Summary Report.  As we compile publications, maps, videos, and other materials, we will make them available here.​ You can share resources with us as well. 

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Climate Change, Forestry

The Northeast Regional Climate Hub Assessment examines climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies, from the USDA's Northeast Regional Climate Hub

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Food Access, Food Justice, Food Security

Authors: Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

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.

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Equity, Food Justice, Worker Justice, Workforce

Authors: Food Chain Workers Alliance

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.

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Worker Justice, Workforce

Authors: Food Chain Workers Alliance

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.

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Local and Regional Food Systems

Authors: Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

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?

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Farm to Institution

Authors: Farm Fresh Rhode Island

This report summarizes findings from Farm Fresh Rhode Island's recent Farm to Institution survey report.

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Food Hubs

Authors: Todd M. Schmit, Becca B.R. Jablonski, and David Kay

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.

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Food Hubs

Authors: Jim Barham and Fidel Delgado

This report provides an on-the-ground example of how food hubs manage distribution infrastructure.

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Climate Change, Conservation, Farming, Processes & Practices, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Cornell Cooperative Extension

This guide aims to help farmers begin to plan to minimize the risks and capitalize on opportunities posed by climate change.

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Climate Change, Energy, Farming, Processes & Practices, Waste Recovery

Authors: Cornell Cooperative Extension

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.

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