March 21, 2014
The American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation, and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) have released a new report New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System to advance innovative public policies that support a sustainable food and farming system in New England.
New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System guides citizens, organizations, coalitions, agencies and policymakers in identifying barriers to a strong regional agricultural economy and expanded food production in New England. Focusing on five issue areas, including food production and land preservation and access, the report suggests policies and areas where New England states and other stakeholders could most effectively cooperate to build a sustainable food system across the region.
The report is the result of two years of collaborative research and analysis and extensive interviews with food and farming leaders across New England.
NESAWG, an NSAC member, is a 12-state network of over 500 participating organizations, NESAWG works to unite farm and food system practitioners and allies to build a sustainable, just and economically vibrant region.