Other Projects

NESAWG occasionally works with partners on regional food systems projects, often as a result of discussions and strategy sessions taking place in our Workgroups. Past projects include the Northeast Farms to Food reference guide, a paper on Land Grant University stakeholder accountability, and more recently the Vermont Meat Processing Inventory.  Currently, NESAWG Senior Fellow, Kathy Ruhf, is leading NESAWG's efforts on two innovative projects to strengthen our region's food and farm system:

  • New England Food System Policy Project
    What’s your “Good Food Vision” for the New England region?  What barriers need to be overcome and what supportive policies are needed to fulfill it? NESAWG’s Senior Fellow Kathy Ruhf and our partners at the Conservation Law Foundation and American Farmland Trust are conducting a sweeping initiative funded by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation to provide state, regional and national policy recommendations that will advance a resilient and viable food system in the northeast.  Learn more >
  • Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast
    Can regional food systems enhance food security? NESAWG is participating in an ambitious USDA-funded research project, Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE). This initiative, spanning 12 states, will examine whether greater reliance on regionally produced foods could improve food access and affordability for disadvantaged communities… and benefit farmers, processors, grocery stores and our economy as a whole.  Learn more >