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Ag Futures Alliance A Process to Create a Sustainable Food System
What is an AFA? <ul><li>Roundtable designed to  build consensus  on local policies impacting the food system </li></ul><ul...
The community challenge <ul><li>The issues facing ag and the food system are complex! </li></ul><ul><li>No one stakeholder...
A better way  <ul><li>Rather than isolation or conflict: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on common interest:  healthy future <...
Results in the Field <ul><li>Yolo Ag and Food Alliance operating since 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targets of our work:  </...
Results in the Field <ul><li>AFA’s now operating in Fresno, Yolo, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Ventur...
Ag Innovations Network <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>agfuturesalliance.net </li></ul><ul><li>aginnovations...
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Creating Resilient Food Systems through Policy and Collaboration

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  • This is the introductory slide show for audiences new to the AFA concept.
  • This is how the process is supposed to work and has worked in Ventura County
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    1. 1. Ag Futures Alliance A Process to Create a Sustainable Food System
    2. 2. What is an AFA? <ul><li>Roundtable designed to build consensus on local policies impacting the food system </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse stakeholders from agriculture, environmental advocacy, education, media, government, civic organizations, farm labor </li></ul><ul><li>Stated goal: create a sustainable local food system </li></ul>
    3. 3. The community challenge <ul><li>The issues facing ag and the food system are complex! </li></ul><ul><li>No one stakeholder has the whole view </li></ul><ul><li>The discussion typically is driven by the poles </li></ul><ul><li>Many uncoordinated efforts work at cross-purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Big gaps in power and sophistication increase conflict </li></ul>
    4. 4. A better way <ul><li>Rather than isolation or conflict: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on common interest: healthy future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek win-win solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop personal relationships between polarized parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop actions or projects that bond collaborators </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Results in the Field <ul><li>Yolo Ag and Food Alliance operating since 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targets of our work: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current: Yolo County “Food Hub” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers, Ag Commissioner, Environmental Health, School Districts & other instutions, City staff, BOS, Developers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Past: Yolo County General Plan, Agriculture and Economic Development Element </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmland preservation, agri-tourism, local food processing, farm-to-school programming, permitting assistance, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ag Conservation/Ag mitigation principles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Supervisors, County Departments, Environmental organizations, farmers/ranchers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Results in the Field <ul><li>AFA’s now operating in Fresno, Yolo, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Ventura counties </li></ul><ul><li>California Roundtable on Ag and the Environment a state-level counterpart </li></ul><ul><li>Projects include local branding, ag land mitigation, and developing alternative distribution </li></ul>
    7. 7. Ag Innovations Network <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>agfuturesalliance.net </li></ul><ul><li>aginnovations.net </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>707.823.6111 </li></ul>
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