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These three major activities work hand-in-hand 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.

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Nominate a Regional Plan that Addresses Food Systems by March 15

March 5, 2019

Nominate a Regional Plan that Addresses Food Systems by March 15

Is your community engaging in regional-level planning that impacts food systems in the United States?  If so, your plan could be featured in the Growing Food Connections policy database!

Food systems planning experts say it’s time to reflect on local governments’ efforts

October 18, 2018

Food systems planning experts say it’s time to reflect on local governments’ efforts

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Wednesday, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, the world’s only peer-reviewed journal focused specifically on food and farming-related community development, released a special issue on local government engagement in food systems planning.  

Samina Raja to speak to the role of local governance in urban food systems and nutrition
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