Final version of the Northeast Ohio Local Food Assessment and Plan. Includes case studies of innovative local food activities in Cleveland, Youngstown, Oberlin, and Wooster; an assessment of the current Northeast Ohio Local Food system; a review of the impacts of a 25% food localization scenario; recommendations for achieving the 25% shift; implementation strategies; and detailed references for the report.
Resources tagged as 'regional food assessment'
An analysis of affinity group clustering following the first four months of the plan. This provides some indicators of strengths and gaps in networks organized around local food systems.
An anlaysis of a survey completed by 70 local food system leaders, practioners, farmers, and others identifying the key assets and gaps of the current regional food system. Includes analysis of key assets, motivations for local food work, levels of confidence in key local food system indicators, and identification of key barriers that reduce growth of local food systems.
Review of key trends in land-use and agricultural enterprise statistics gathered from the USDA census of agricutlure for 1987, 1997, and 2007. Includes graphs and analysis of changes in the number of farms, acreage devoted to farming, and average size of farms in the 16 county Northeast Ohio region.