This community of practice represents a virtual collection of emerging research, program evaluations and initiatives that seek to improve understanding of the complexities and economic potential of local and regional food systems, and their contributions to community and business development. Through its support of the Toolkit , USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and its research partners have come to realize the importance and power of gathering community-based evidence that provide real-world illustrations of benefits associated with local food investments, while identifying the most appropriate and effective practices for advancing local food systems development. We invite your contributions to the collection, in the hope that this will strengthen this community’s role as a source of learning and inspiration for researchers and practitioners alike.
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Choices Theme Overview: Community Economics of Local Foods
Steven Deller and Maureen Stickel