Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Heart of Food Policy

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.

Here's how:

1. Capacity to produce Locally:
: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

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