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Food Security Study Group

In March, 2019 the CWN Board of Directors approved a study scope to examine food security in Alaska and to identify policy recommendations that would strengthen Alaska’s ability to produce economically sustainable locally sourced food.

FOOD SECURITY IN ALASKA

Alaska has a small population spread across a vast geography. In-state food production is limited and highly seasonal. More than 95 percent of the state’s food supply comes from Outside and depends on a complex supply chain. The state is susceptible to natural disasters, meteorological events, and man-made disasters that have disrupted that supply chain. How then can the State of Alaska ensure food security? What measures of food security can we use to assess our capacity and resilience?

Join the Food Security Study Group as we explore Alaska’s capacity for food production, food supply chain, and capacity to respond to emergency feeding contingencies.

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STUDY GROUP CHARGE STATEMENT

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May 21, 2020      Study Group Work Session                              Co-Chairs                                              TBD

REFERENCE MATERIALS

   

STUDY SESSION PRESENTATIONS AND MATERIALS

DateTopicPresenterDocuments
May 1, 2019Food Security BriefingEd FogelsDocument
May 8, 2019Division of AgricultureDavid SchadeSlide Deck
May 22, 2019Alaska Food Policy CouncilRachael MillerSlide Deck
June 7, 2019Anti-Hunger Policy and Advocacy in AlaskaEve Van DommelenSlide Deck
June 12, 2019Alaska Farmland TrustAmy Knapp PettitSlide Deck
June 26, 2019Alaska Farm BureauAmy SeitzSlide Deck