Friday, April 1, 2016
BUILDING LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
A new resource from USDA can help communities make the economic case for investments in local food. “The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices” will help local food stakeholders–including farmers markets, food hubs, and other local food outlets–tell the story of how investing in strong local and regional food systems can revitalize rural and urban economies across the country. The toolkit allows communities to conduct reliable economic impact assessments of investing in local food system initiatives. The Toolkit uses real-world projects, experiences, and applied research, making it a practical and useable resource for community leaders, businesses, and others.
Source: USDA, 3/24/16, Local Food Systems