How we work

We take a community-based, participatory approach to research. Our research is community-driven. Our practitioner partners provide input into our research scope and questions.

They also help us decide who we talk to as we gather information about how to make food systems more sustainable.


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International Advisory Committee

Our International Advisory Committee (IAC) complements the work of the National Advisory Committee. The IAC includes experts from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, France, Wales, the Netherlands, Italy and South Africa. Three Working Groups explore and develop research related to agro-ecology, territorial food systems and related metrics, and innovative governance.

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