Evaluation, Program Planning, & Assessment
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Evaluation and Program Planning
- Community Food Project Evaluation Handbook
- National Research Center, Inc. (2006). Community Food Project Evaluation Handbook. Community Food Security Coalition.
- Farm to School
- Joshi, A., Henderson, T., Ratcliffe, M.M., Feenstra, G. (2014). Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School, National Farm to School Network.
- Local Food Economics
- A Toolkit to Help Your Community Understand the Economic Impacts of Your Local Food System Initiatives, https://localfoodeconomics.com/
- Measuring impacts of urban agriculture
- Five Burroughs Farm II – Through the experience of urban farming in New York City, this resource equips “farmers and gardeners, support organizations, policymakers, and funders with the tools and information to measure, maximize and expand the benefits of urban agriculture.”
- Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Values Based Planning & Evaluation – “Whole Measures for Community Food Systems is designed to give organizations and communities a collaborative process for defining and expressing their complex stories and the multiple outcomes that emerge from their work.” Summary of a collaborative, multi-stakeholder process. Community Food Security Coalition, 2009.
- Summary of Whole Measures by the Center for Whole Communities
Community Food Assessment
- Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit
Resource developed through USDA Economic Research Service providing a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. 2002.
- Community-based food system assessment and planning(Facilitator’s Guidebook)
Publication serves as a guidebook for facilitators assessing and planning community-based food systems. It provides a process for gathering stakeholders using the “Community Capitals Framework” (Flora, Flora, and Fey 2003) and assessing community food systems. 2011 Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication 3108-9029.
Example North Carolina Food Assessments
- Statewide – From Farm to Fork: State Action Guide
From 2008-2009, 1,000-plus individuals participated in the CEFS’ Farm to Fork initiative. They contributed their experiences, ideas and vision to develop a guide for action focused on a local food economy for NC.
- EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Food and Farm Assessment, 2019. Covers the EmPOWER Region of Jackson, Macon, Haywood, Swain, Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties. The Assessment was written by ASAP.
- Rutherford County Baseline Food Assessment, 2019. Covers Rutherfod, Polk, and McDowell counties. Written by Taylor Burch for Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department
- Food and Farm Assessment for a Five-County Region in the Southern Appalachians: Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, and Johnson County, 2012
- Local Food and Farm Assessment: Avery, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties, 2013
- Healthy, Fresh, Local Food: An Action Plan for Increasing Availability and Access in Beaufort County, NC
- 14-County Greater Charlotte Region – CONNECT Our Future
- Food and Farm Assessment: Clay County, North Carolina, 2011
- Forsyth County‘s Community Food System: A Foundation to Grow, 2013
- Local Food System Assessment for McDowell County, NC, 2015
- Triangle Farms for Food: Strategy + Action Plan, 2015
- Western Region Assessments, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project:
If your North Carolina community has completed a food system assessment that you would like to share here, please email the title of the assessment and a link to email@example.com.