Building a Deep-Rooted Local Food System: A Food System Analysis for Douglas County, Jefferson County & Leavenworth County in Kansas

Douglas County, KS

Jefferson County, KS

Leavenworth County, KS

Food Systems

The Douglas County Food Policy Council commissioned this food system analysis for the county and its surrounding region to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for a successful and sustainable local food system. The report explores food production historic trends and natural resources, quantifies and compares current food production to food consumption in the region, examines food processing and distribution facilities, explores food security issues, and looks at the economic impacts of the local food system.

Population Density: <1,000/square mile
Population Range: 100K to 250K
Jurisdiction: County
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Case Study
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Taxonomy Master Topics: Food Systems Policy
Topic: Food Systems