Next Generation of Food Policy Councils: How to Make a Difference with Local Governments

American Farmland Trust


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT

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With many local governments taking an interest in food systems development, food policy councils have a unique opportunity to engage in policy development in ways that may have been difficult or impossible in the past. Local governments make policy, have or can obtain financial and other resources, and can easily reach a diverse audience with their messaging, and therefore are important partners for food policy councils interested in making a difference. How can food policy councils stay true to their roots while collaborating with local governments to direct these assets to address inequities in the food system?