Highlights promising planning techniques used by local
governments across North America to promote agricultural viability
and/or healthy food access.Three briefs are available, including
the latest one on addressing problems in the food supply chain
Aggregation, Processing, and Distribution: The Local Government's
Role in Supporting Food Systems Infrastructure for Fruits and
Growing Food Connections aims to use research, education,
planning and policy to address the concerns of struggling farmers
and vulnerable consumers by building capacity of local governments
and their partners to create, implement and sustain food system
policies and plans that both promote food security and foster a
healthy agricultural sector. Growing Food Connections is supported
by Agriculture and Food Research initiative Competitive Grant no.
2012-68004-19894 from the USDA National Institute of Food and
Agriculture. More information can be found at growingfoodconnections.org.