Planning for the Food System

Models and Guidelines #28, 2012

By: Maryland Dept of Planning

http://planning.maryland.gov/PDF/OurProducts/Publications/ModelsGuidelines/mg28.pdf

Food Systems

This guide from the Maryland Department of Planning outlines how the food system — production, processing, marketing, distribution, consumption, and waste management — is central to land use, the economy, and community well-being, and should therefore be a planning priority. It offers guidance on establishing a process for planning for food, including incorporating food policies into comprehensive plans, and offers tools and case studies illustrating ways to improve production, processing, distribution, and marketing of local food.


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