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Food Policy Councils - Free Report!

Food Policy Councils: Lessons Learned


Published by Food First and Community Food Security Coalition, December 2009 


By Alethea Harper, Annie Shattuck, Erik Holt-Giménez, Alison Alkon and Frances Lambrick. December 2009, 66 pages.


Based on an in-depth survey of 48 Food Policy Councils, the authors found
that despite dozens of successful case studies, Food Policy Councils
tend to encounter similar challenges, challenges that can sometimes
stymie progress, and must be countered with careful planning and
evaluation. This report contains tips and case studies for successful
councils, warns of common red flags, and includes ample resources for
citizens and local governments who may be interested in establishing or
helping run a Food Policy Council.


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