The Economics of
Local Food Systems

A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments, and Choices

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The Economics of Local Food Systems

A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments, and Choices

The Toolkit is made up of seven modules that can be grouped into two stages of food system planning, assessment, and evaluation. The first set of modules (1-4) guides the preliminary stages of an impact assessment and includes framing the system, relevant economic activities and assessment process, as well as collecting and analyzing relevant primary and secondary data. For those seeking a more robust economic impact assessment, the second set of modules (5-7) provides a more technical set of practices and discussion of how to use the information collected in stage one to conduct a more rigorous analysis.

  • CLIENT USDA
  • CATEGOREIS Research / Toolkit
  • DATE March, 2016
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