The Heart of Food Policy
As I see it, the heart of food policy can be distilled down to a few key items.
Municipal governments must create the political & policy environment for a local food system to thrive.
1. Capacity to produce Locally:
ABC:Access, Build, Cultivate
A=Access the land
B=Build the smallscale infrastructure
C=Cultivate the crops
2. Recruit farmers
3. Educate/Train farmers
4. Develop Markets/Influence Procurement
This is a slideshare powerpoint that helps create a better understanding of the economic development & job creation opportunities of Urban Ag:
Drilling 4 Soil: The Case for Urban Ag & Food Policy