Monday, October 27, 2014
Intertribal National Food Systems Scan
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law is embarking on an intertribal national scan of community-based food system innovations, a project generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The first step of that project kicked off today with the launch of an online survey to gather information on projects and programs throughout Indian Country that represent a significant shift from the way food is primarily grown, produced, distributed or consumed.
Anyone with knowledge of such programs – including projects they themselves have initiated or are involved with – is welcome to complete the survey. The Initiative hopes that this scan will inform Tribal governments, Tribal nonprofits, and others involved in food systems work, enabling them to learn from each other and draw from a working, living document that will facilitate more broadly shared information between Tribes. There are exciting things happening in Indian Country food systems; sharing with one another is a means to more broadly support one another and contribute to the intertribal conversations that will help Indian Country food systems continue to grow.
IFAI will continue to receive survey responses until Monday, January 12, 2015. The food systems scan developed from the survey will be available publicly in Spring 2015.
Please share the survey link with anyone you feel might be interested, and nominate as many organizations as you like when you take the survey. You can take the survey below on the blog, or navigate to the separate survey page, if you prefer.