This series of policy briefs provides short case studies of these innovative policies. Twelve briefs are available, including the latest one which features the work of Multnomah County, Oregon. Titled 'Leading the Way: A Legacy of Food Systems Planning and Policy Work in Multnomah County, Oregon', the brief explores the policy and planning behind more than a decade of food systems work in Multnomah, Oregon.
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.