Enhancing food security through community and regional food systems: Sharing experiences and lessons learned

This webinar will feature two projects funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food Security grant program. Learn about on-going research, outreach, education and community engagement around food systems.

(1) “Enhancing Community Food Security in Appalachia: Lessons Learned from the Applachian Foodshed Project”
Presenters: Kim Niewolny and Nikki D'Adamo-Damery
Presenters will provide an overview of the Applachian Foodshed Project and the systems-level work and partnerships that uniquely define our aim of enhancing community food security in the Applachian regions of Virginia, North Carolina, and all of West Virginia. The presenters will share key updates and lessons learned from this multifaceted effort with a focus on coalition building and Action Research.

(2) “Innovations in Community & Regional Food Systems”
Presenter: Steve Ventura, Project Manager
Presenters will describe the Community & Regional Food Systems project - a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Growing Power, Inc., and numerous community based organizations in seven select cities. Presenters will explain the development of our research and outreach methodology called community engagement projects (CEPs) and will share a preliminary version of a community and regional food systems 'framework' for understanding components of values-based food systems.

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