Community Food Assessments (CFAs) can be used to identify resources and gaps in how food is grown and distributed in a community, and develop action plans for improvement. This article shares the process for conducting these assessments and draws lessons from CFAs conducted across Oregon. Key themes and innovative projects are highlighted to share potential programming ideas. Extension can play a role in partnership development and networking that helps create sustainable projects that improve local food systems.
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Maille, R. L. (2022). Using Community Food Assessments to Improve Local Food Systems. The Journal of Extension, 60(1), Article 12. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.01.13