Despite the fact that New York City has the largest urban agriculture system in the country, current regulations are often at odds with its expansion. That could change soon.
Finding Farmland is a new tool from the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) “to help farmers and ranchers make informed financial decisions during the process of accessing land.”
We caught up with Nicholas Freudenberg, director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, about the past and future of food policy in New York.
The program will provide up to $2000 to small businesses in the five boroughs who demonstrate need and a viable implementation plan, and up to $5000 for partnerships.
Unshared Bounty underlines that food deserts are a historical symptom of economic, political and commercial environments.
The city played a key role in drafting the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and has a robust set of initiatives that align with its vision.
The city is part of a nationwide school food alliance that leverages purchasing power to “drive quality up and costs down while incorporating sound environmental practices.”
The community-level reports from the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College describe demographic information, map farmers markets, list free summer meals for kids and more.
These new tools equip leaders across sectors to identify solutions with the largest impact.