Local Agricultural Preservation: Making the Food System Connection

Publisher: PAS Memo - American Planning Association

Author(s): Russell, Joel

Document Type: Article

Format: Electronic

Free of cost: No


This PAS Memo begins by setting the context for the local food movement and its relationship to planning and economic development, showing why local food is important and why its economic importance has been undervalued in the past. The PAS Memo describes measures that planners, local officials, and citizens can take to overcome this lack of understanding and appreciation to help promote local small-scale agriculture and the many benefits it offers.

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food production

Main Food Topics: agriculture, agriculture preservation, food production, food system

Sub Food Topics: agricultural practices, buy local, farm, land financing

Public Policy Topics: Finance, Non-binding policies, Plans, Private investment, Programs, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: County, Exurban, Municipality, Region, Rural, State/province, Suburban, Urban

Local government or Regional resource focus: New York

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings?