A forum for sharing experiences, insights and resources relating to effective use of data and information in support of equitable, just and sustainable food systems, and advocating for better collaboration across domains of interest and purpose.
Latest Activity: Feb 23
Many if not all of the working group discussions at last fall's conference touched on or revolved around the need for good data and actionable information. There was also a common desire for better information sharing or linking, and support in using it for specific outcomes. Whether it is assessing needs, documenting progress, creating better value chains, or crafting persuasive, unifying narratives and maps, we all rely on finding, manipulating and applying good information.
Though used for a variety of different purposes, much of that information comes from similar sources in common formats (like those listed here), requiring similar steps to leverage effectively. Unfortunately too many of us struggle with the same learning curves, spending limited time and resources to gather and interpret that information, rather than focusing on what is most important, creating equitable, just and sustainable food systems in our communities and regions. These struggles are born out in numerous reports generated by NEFOOD community members and elsewhere.
This group has been formed to share experiences, insights, and resources, and develop ideas for better collaboration across domains of interest and purpose. This includes working with information intermediaries like Land Grants, Extension and libraries to create better systems for linking stakeholders with accurate, timely and actionable information, and advocating for better access and convenience from data providers like USDA and state agencies. Please add your voice to this important discussion.
Started by NEFOOD.org Administrator Nov 19, 2012.