NYC Regional Foodshed Initiative

NEW YORK REGIONAL FOODSHED : LAND USE NORTHEAST PRODUCTION AREAS: FOOD GROUP CONCENTRATION AND CONCEPTUAL AGGREGRATION POINTS NORTHEAST PRODUCTION AREAS: COUNTY LEVEL AGGREGATION NATIONAL INTEGRATED REGIONAL FOODSHED MODEL: CONCEPT
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NORTHEAST PRODUCTION AREAS: FOOD GROUP CONCENTRATION AND CONCEPTUAL AGGREGRATION POINTS

One part of a new national model, the New York City Regional Foodshed Initiative expands the preliminary analysis of the regional capacity to produce food and involves an in depth examination of the local food production capacity of the New York City. The initiative incorporates localized land use, soil type, transportation infrastructure, and climatic conditions to assess production at several scales, as well as actual consumption data for New York City. Additionally, the Initiative allows for comparison of existing regional production and distribution with potential regional production and distribution to identify concrete possibilities for enhancing regional capacity.

(Optimization Model) Project Funder:  Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The goals of the foodshed analysis are to:

The initiative will use geographic information system (GIS), other geospatial, data, and existing sources of consumption data to analyze and quantify:

Modeling Production, Processing and Distribution Infrastructure for A Resilient Regional Food System

Regionalizing the Food System for Public Health and Sustainability – NESAWG Conference

Project Partner: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture