NESAWG's accomplishes its mission of bringing together the Northeast Food System through programs in several different thematic areas.
Building Advocacy Capacity: Our trainings help groups working on food, farming, and related issues to introduce or better incorporate policy advocacy activities into their work. We offer customized training and follow-up for board and/or staff. You can also work through our Building Advocacy Capacity Handbook on your own.
Food Systems: NESAWG works on a range of initiatives to strengthen our region’s food system. This includes producing reports and studies relating to community-based food systems, rural development, urban agriculture, cooperatives, supply chain and market development, value-added production, processing, farm lending, new farmer development, farm business development and innovation.
Education: NESAWG produces many publications aimed at educating the public about our food system and to encourage active involvement.
Policy: NESAWG organize
s Northeast stakeholders to participate in public policy development. We work to increase collaboration among individuals and groups to strengthen our knowledge and effectiveness. Our advocacy efforts seek to bring a Northeast voice to federal policy. Our annual conference and work groups help participants connect on local, state and regional policies as well.
Publications: NESAWG has released a number of publications relating to the Northeast Food System. These are available as PDFs.