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
Date: Topic: Presenter: Documents:
June 18, 2020 Mass Feeding Capacity and Infrastructure Multiple
|August 13, 2020||Large Retailer and Shipper Perspectives on Food Security during the Pandemic||Bob Ripley, Costco|
Eddie Walton, Matson
|September 16, 2020||Household Food Security||Ashley Coleman-Jensen, USDA Economic Research Service|
|September 24, 2020||Work Session|