CLF Surveys Community Food Security in Updated Report
Feb 06, 2015
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) recently completed an updated report on Community Food Security. Community food security (CFS) is a concept that represents a subset of food security oriented toward the community level rather than the individual, national, or global levels, and seeks to account for the social, political, and economic context of food insecurity.
Building on a previous literature review, which included research up to 2009, the new report, titled Community Food Security in United States Cities: A Survey of the Scientific Literature Volume II, synthesizes the latest research and grey literature, and identifies gaps where further research is needed. The report was designed to be user-friendly, with each chapter written as a stand-alone reference on a given CFS topic, such as evaluation of community food security interventions, food policy councils, CFS history and theory, and measurement methods.
“We hope this report will help governments, non-profits and academics use evidence to guide the development of policies and programs to improve community food security. We took the best available science and translated it into a form that practitioners, academics and funders can easily access and use,” says Anne Palmer, Director of the Food Communities and Public Health program at CLF and one of the authors of the report.
Community Food Security in United States Cities: A Survey of the Scientific Literature Volume II was written by Wei-ting Chen, Megan Clayton, and Anne Palmer.