This series translates peer-reviewed journal
article on food systems planning for a broad audience of
food system practitioners, local governments, planners and policy
makers. The first brief, How
Food Policy Emerges, is now available. This brief
translates the work in the journal article Rustbelt
Radicalism: A decade of food systems planning in Buffalo, New
York, originally published in the Journal of
Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
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.