New Growth Associates - WFPC FTI
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With support from the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, this study was commissioned by the Ecology Center and Washtenaw Food Policy Council to address these short comings and, evaluate the state of affairs in the farm-to-institution sector of the local food system. The goals and objectives of the study are as follows:

1.     Conduct research on current progress, policies and infrastructure related to local food procurement in Washtenaw County by institutions in major sectors including K-12 schools, health care, colleges/universities, government agencies and correctional facilities.
2.     Identify, detail, and provide a nuanced understanding of critical challenges preventing the expansion of local food purchasing by Washtenaw County institutions; and
3.     Identify key levers, opportunities and evidence-based approaches for addressing the critical barriers and challenges in order to increase local food procurement by Washtenaw County institutions.








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