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Food System Assessment (FSA)


A food system assessment looks at the way the area being assessed grows, processes, distributes, consumes, and disposes/reuses its food. The end result can be used to identify specific ways to strengthen the links between the economic, environmental, and social aspects of the food system.

Example of Food System Assessment (FSA):

Food system assessments attempts to identify the barriers that are often present in the local farming communities, such as distribution and processing.
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