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The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices

This toolkit is designed to help communities evaluate the economic impact of local food system activities. It is designed to guide and enhance the capacity of local organizations to make more deliberate and credible measurements of local and small-scale economic activity and other ancillary benefits. This toolkit is made up of seven modules that can be grouped into two stages of food system planning, assessment and evaluation.

Resource Information

Date

March 24, 2016

Author

Thilmany McFadden, D., Conner, D., Deller, S., Hughes, D., Meter, K., Morales, A., Schmit, T., Swenson, D., Bauman, A., Phillips Goldenberg, M., Hill,

Type

Toolkit

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Environment, Food Marketing, Food Systems & Local Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, National, International

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