Local Food Systems Policy Analysis

The goal of the ‘Local Food Systems Policy Analysis’ is to nourish food security in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations defines food security as “when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” These analysis will examine policies affecting food security, consisting of four parts.  The first part will discuss general food security issues.  The second will be outward reflecting, looking at best practices administered around the world.  The third will be introspective, looking at policies aiding the goal and creating gaps and barriers to the goal.  Finally, the last portion will consist of recommendations to improve the current policies.  We hope these documents will provide an overview of real policy and inspire our communities to further strengthen food security. 

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