Finding Common Ground with Farmers and Policymakers on Urban Agriculture Development in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The damage to small farms in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017 brought to light the disconnect between communities interested in urban agriculture initiatives and local governments that don’t recognize their social and economic benefits. To provide solutions, researchers at Ana G. Méndez (formerly Metropolitan University) in […]
Benefits to Farmers Who Donate Fresh Produce to Food Banks
RALEIGH, North Carolina — The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Whole Crop Harvest initiative has released a new video to encourage farmers to donate produce to food banks. Donations to food banks provide alternatives for farmers when they are unable to sell all of their fresh produce, says Rebecca Dunning, a North Carolina State […]
North Carolina Study Shows Local Foods a Driver for Economic Development, Especially in Rural Areas
RALEIGH, North Carolina – North Carolina farms that sell directly to consumers are more interconnected with their local economies than non-direct-to-consumer farms, and have a greater multiplier effect of generated revenue, based on the results of a North Carolina State University survey. The results, which could have applicability on a regional level, are intended to […]
Good Agricultural Practices
This guide from North Carolina State University provides growers with a framework for them to develop their own food safety plans.