Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast through Regional Food Systems (EFSNE)

After seven years of analyzing a number of consumption, distribution, production, and other aspects of the Northeast US food system, EFSNE researchers made significant gains in understanding the extent to which the region can increase production of certain foods, and potentially better meet the food needs of low-income populations in the locations they studied. Findings and outputs from the project, which concluded in 2018, will be useful to food system planners, policy makers, researchers and advocates interested in advancing regional food systems.

Funding Agency: USDA NIFA

Principal Investigator: Stephan J. Goetz

Lead Institution: Penn State

Accompanying Institution(s): Columbia University, Cornell University, Delaware State University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for a Livable Future, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Tufts University, University of Vermont, USDA, West Virginia State University

Start Date: February, 2011   End Date: February, 2018

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