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Fswg vision.outcomes.final

  1. 1. Food Systems Working Group: Vision & Outcomes The Appalachia Funders Network Food Systems Working GroupThe Appalachia Funders Network Food Systems Working Group (FSWG) is currently undergoing aprocess to develop a set of common principles and shared measurement systemthat could beutilizedby Network members. A first step is defining a shared Vision Statement and DesiredOutcomes for the Central Appalachian sustainable food economy. Below, you will find a draftversion of these Vision and Outcomes developed by the FSWG.We welcome feedback from grantmakers and practitioners who are working to build local foodsystems to ensure that our vision and outcomes our aligned with other’s experiences working in thisarea. Please submit your comments to appalachaiafundersnetwork@gmail.com. VisionTo develop and strengthen the local food system and the well-being of residents in the centralAppalachian region by providing healthful foods, creating livelihood and economic developmentopportunities, and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Desired Outcomes Supply Demand OtherIncrease the viability of existing Work to eliminate food deserts Promote public policies thatand transitioning producers by increasing healthful food support the local food system access at stores, farmers markets and other outletsIncrease opportunities for and Promote institutional Educate consumers andnumbers of new producers purchasing at schools, policymakers about the restaurants, hospitals importance of local foodsUse data tools (surveys, Collect baseline data from Promote sound resourceextension/USDA data, USDA, extension to track stewardship for long-term farm,economic impact studies) to purchases, set goals for community and ecosystemsupport supply growth institutional purchasing, and viability measure economic impact

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