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A new book, Sustainable Food System Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice, edited by Alison Blay-Palmer, Damien Conaré, Ken Meter, Amanda Di Battista, and Carla Johnston.

Published by Routledge Press (UK), released December 12, 2019.

This book features cutting-edge scholarship on food system assessment written by several scholars working in diverse regions internationally, with strong representation from the Global South. It includes scholars holding diverse approaches to systemic analysis. This is published through the FLEdGE network coordinated by Alison Blay-Palmer at Wilifred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

One chapter written by Ken Meter covers techniques for performing food system assessment in complex adaptive systems.

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The Farmers Market Metrics Project: Reflections on regional food system assessment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro
Hikaru Hanawa Peterson a * and Joseph J. Nowak b University of Minnesota Twin Cities

2019

Building Community Wealth Through Food and Farming

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Making Change through Local Food Production: Calculating the Economic Impact of Your Local Food Project
Dave Shideler, Philip Watson

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Building Multipliers, Rather than Measuring Them: Community-Minded Ways to Develop Economic Impacts
Megan Phillips Goldenberg, Ken Meter

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Improving Economic Contribution Analyses of Local Agricultural Systems: Lessons from a Study of the New York Apple Industry
Todd M. Schmit, Roberta M. Severson, Jesse Strzok, Jose Barros

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San Jose Food Works Study: Demonstrating the Economics of Local Food Systems Toolkit Methodology
Sibella Kraus

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Developing a Production Function for Small-Scale Farm Operations in Central Minnesota
Ryan Pesch, Brigid Tuck

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Finding Common Ground: Defining Agricultural Viability and Streamlining Multi-organization Data Collection
Libby Christensen, Learner Limbach

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Communicating Economic Impact Assessments
How Research Results Influence Decision-maker Attitudes toward the Local Food Sector

Mallory Lynn Rahe, Katrina Van Dis, Lauren Gwin

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Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Farm-to-school Procurement
An Approach for Primary and Secondary Financial Data Collection of Producers Selling to Schools

Libby Christensen, Becca B. R. Jablonski, Lacy Stephens, Anupama Joshi

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Designing Effective, Scalable Data Collection Tools to Measure Farmers Market Impacts
Darlene Wolnik, Jennifer Cheek, Marian Weaver

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Farm-to-School Programs’ Local Foods Activity in Southern Arizona
Local Foods Foolkit Applications and Lessons

Dari Duval, Ashley K. Bickel, George B. Frisvold

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Assessing a local food system: The Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition assessment process
Allison Bauman Colorado State University, Colette DePhelps University of Idaho Extension, Dawn Thilmany McFadden Colorado State University
January 2019

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What is a ‘multiplier’ anyway? Assessing the Economics of Local Food Systems Toolkit
Becca B. R. Jablonski and Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, January 2019

2018

Crafting Winning LFPP / FMPP Proposals April 12th, 2018
Best practices and insider secrets for planning and writing LFPP/FMPP proposals.

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Regional food freight: Lessons from the Chicago region
Miller, M., Holloway, W., Perry, E., Zietlow, B., Kokjohn, S., Lukszys, P., Chachula, N. Reynolds, A., and Morales, A.
Project report October 2016

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Planning for Food Systems in Lugo, Spain
Alfonso Morales, Andres Manuel García, Wim Timmermans, Rafael Crecente, and Ad Woudstra

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Rural Cooperatives May/June 2014

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Marketplaces: Prospects for Social, Economic, and Political Development
Alfonso Morales

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Examining barriers to implementation of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) in farmers markets: Perspectives from market managers
Anne M. Roubal,a * Alfonso Morales,b Karen Timberlake,c Ana Martinez-Donate d University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Regulatory Practices of Urban Agriculture: A Connection to Planning and Policy
Mahbubur Meenar, Alfonso Morales & Leonard Bonarek

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Fostering Multiple Goals in Farm to School
Alexandra Lakind, University of Wisconsin–Madison | Lihlani Skipper, Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems | Alfonso Morales, University of Wisconsin–Madison

2018

A Closer Look at how the Business Decisions and Financial Performance of Local and Regional Small and Mid-Size Farms Influence Community Economic Outcomes on Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018

Using the new Economic Impact Calculator to Assess your Project: A Discussion on the Connections to the USDA AMS Toolkit and Framing Used to Develop the Calculator on Wednesday January 24th, 2018

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