Food Systems Archives - Australian Food Hubs Network

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Moving Food Along the Value Chain

This report from the USDA examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products. A focus on the operational details of food value chains demonstrates how to […]

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Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois

Building Successful Food Hubs_Illinois This comprehensive business planning guide is a collaboration between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, University of Illinois Business Innovation Services and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The aim of the guide is to increase the market options available to local farmers by increasing the number of viable Food […]

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Food Hubs and Food Relief – Opportunities in the South East

The aim of this research is to provide insight into the barriers faced by people in the low socio economic status (SES) groups in the City of Casey and surrounding areas, and to understand better the challenges and opportunities in connecting them to fresh fruit and vegetables. Consultation with Emergency Food Providers was conducted to […]

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Community Food Toolkit

A toolkit to “help you build more resilient, sustainable communities of food that respect the principles of ecological resilience, social justice and economic viability from field to table to compost heap.”

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Models and Best Practices for Building Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario and Beyond

This report describes food initiatives in communities across Ontario, including farmers’ markets, on-farm stores and urban farms. The study discusses local food systems, including economic, environmental and social factors involved in food production and consumption, and how they help to strengthen communities. “As you tug on food, you pull everything with it,” said Landman, who […]

Healthy Food Acess Portal

Healthy Food Access Portal

In 2009, PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and The Reinvestment Fund began a campaign, with partners and stakeholders from across the country, to create a comprehensive federal response to address the limited and inequitable access to healthy foods in low-income communities in both rural and urban America. The launch of the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative […]

Making Local Food Work

A collaboration between 6 partner organisations committed to supporting community food enterprises in England. They’re often adding new useful resources and tools that are worth chasing up including: Increasing collaboration between farmers and local communities: a summary of findings and recommendations from the Plunkett Foundation. Collaboration between community food enterprises and the private sector: exploring the […]