Funded through the USDA's Agriculture, Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) grants program. Award Number: 2011-68004-30079

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Community Food Security Assessments (CFSA)

A community food security assessment (CFSA) is a unique type of community assessment. It includes the collection of various types of data to provide answers to questions about the ability of existing community resources to provide sufficient and nutritionally sound amounts of culturally acceptable foods to households in the community. The result of the assessment is the generation of a community profile that may highlight the impact of the community´┐Żs efforts to enhance community food security. We have conducted inventories of the local food system across the food supply chain in western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. This involved conducting focus groups, face-to-face interviews and surveys with key informants (community households, farmers, food distributors and processors, NGO's, CBO's stakeholders, and other relevant groups).

Download the western North Carolina CFSA report.

The southwest Virginia and West Virginia CFSA reports will be available in March, 2016.