Collaboration and diverse stakeholder participation in food system planning: A case study from Central New York

Evan L Weissman, Matthew Potteiger

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Abstract

The Onondaga County Agriculture Council was created in 2012 to promote and support the county's farms, improve the connections between the county's urban core of Syracuse and the surrounding agricultural areas, and to develop policy to support agricultural production and food system development. In short, the purpose of the Council is to strengthen the Onondaga County food system. This goal, however, is ambiguous and Council members recognized a limited understanding of the current structure and function of the Central New York (CNY) food system. As such, the Council provided support for FoodPlanCNY, a project designed to identify food system assets and opportunities to strengthen the economic opportunities, public health outcomes and environmental sustainability of the CNY food system. This paper reports preliminary findings from this initial effort to engage participatory food system planning in CNY.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRenewable Agriculture and Food Systems
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Asset-based approach
  • diverse stakeholders
  • food assessment
  • food planning
  • governance
  • Key words

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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