Community Development

Many food system efforts – particularly those in urban areas – are driven by goals that are related to food production and access, but focus more on aspects of community development and community enhancement. Included in this issue area are efforts such as youth and leadership development, neighborhood enhancement, community engagement, drug and violence prevention, community economic development, and integration of arts and culture into food system activities. Community development considerations also would address how organizations and networks function, and how community groups and local and state governments are involved in promoting local food systems.

Resources

WLFN Projects