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Friday, November 8 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Regional Food Systems: An Empowering Framework for Change

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How can “thinking regionally” help us create a more resilient and just food system for the 12-state Northeast region? This session will draw from a NESAWG paper on regional food systems that is being updated. We’ll talk about how regions provide a crucial layer for action—from meeting the food needs of a diverse population to developing infrastructure, mitigating climate change and addressing social justice. The paper’s authors (session leaders) will share new findings, and unpack “local v. regional.” We’ll talk about the political and human constraints and challenges to acting regionally and why regional approaches are essential for all Northeast advocates and practitioners.


Kathy Ruhf

Food Systems Consultant, NESAWG

Kate Clancy

Food Systems Consultant, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Friedman School, Tufts University
Kate Clancy is currently a food systems consultant, Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University, and Senior Fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota (she resides in University Park, Maryland). Her resume includes positions at several universities (Cornell, Syracuse, and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin): the federal government (nutritionist and policy adviser at the Federal Trade Commission... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
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