Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID
Recovery and Resilience
In 2020, to capture innovations and support adaptation and recovery the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service along with university- and organization-based partners, worked to document local and regional food system responses to Pandemic disruptions and disseminate innovations to local and regional food system practitioners across the country.
Building on the insights gained and successful impacts of this project, the Local and Regional Food System Recovery and Resilience project is headed into a second round of programming. This project focuses on translating lessons learned during the pandemic and simultaneous social crisis into an intentional and collaborative strategy for supporting recovery and fostering equitable approaches to resilience.
The project is organized into three action teams – Resiliency Playbook, Data and Metrics, and Network of Networks. While distinct in their focus, each action team is designed to inform and reinforce the others. The results of their efforts can be found throughout the website. Specific information about the action teams and ways to get involved can be found at About.
Upcoming Webinar: February 11, 2022
Making lemonade out of local lemons: Innovative multi-sector strategies for leveraging emergency supply chain funds.
(Webinars will be recorded and posted on our website)
March 11, 2022 – The Local Food Environment: Data Sharing Across Local Food Networks
April 8, 2022 – Tracking Consumer and Market Trends
May 13, 2022 – Going far by going together: Building a network of food system networks.
June 10, 2022 – Looking Ahead at Innovations and Programs Targeting Local and Regional Supply Chains
Our Partner Networks
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