Resilient Food Systems
The Food Systems team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered with local organizations in five place-based communities to study the impact of climactic events and COVID-19. The locations include counties, regions, and territories across the United States. The intent of this research is to understand the level of resilience each community has within their food system. Each report details findings related to community values, interest in local and regional foods and purchasing practices, impacts from COVID and climactic events, and identified priorities for increasing resilience.
Throughout the spring of 2023, each community will work toward a priority area, and the Iowa State team will evaluate the impact of the project.
Final Report: Bastrop County, Texas Food Systems Resilience
Bastrop County, Texas Research Brief
Final Report: Virgin Islands Food Systems Resilience
Virgin Islands Research Brief
Final Report: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Food Systems Resilience
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Research Brief
Final Report: Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas Food Systems Resilience
Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas Research Brief
Farmer Perspectives on Scaling up Production to Meeting Institutional Demand for Local Food in Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas
Final Report: Marshall County, Iowa Food Systems Resilience
Marshall County, Iowa Research Brief
Resilient Community Food Systems: Intersectional analysis across impacts, values, and organizational capacity Dr. Courtney Long, Ph.D.
The Local and Regional Food Systems Resilience Playbook A Primer for Food Systems Leaders on Local and Regional Food Systems Strengths and Vulnerabilities in Times of Disruption
Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID: Recovery and Resilience Local Food Incentive Programs Necessary and Highly Effective for Iowa Farm to School and Early Care