Food Systems Research Center at UVM
The Food Systems Research Center is building a team of investigators who will conduct local and regional food systems research, with an integrated approach that uses data to assess economic, environmental and social sustainability outcomes. The research focuses on small and medium farms and processing systems and their relationship to consumer food choices, nutrition, and health outcomes. The researchers will develop new knowledge that expands our understanding of the suite of benefits that small and medium farms and processing systems contribute to farm families, local communities, and people that consume their products. A key goal of this work is to improve the ability to measure and document sustainability outcomes from local and regional food systems that may not be fully recognized or valued by markets and policies.
Meet the Team
Our team is growing. Learn more about the leaders from UVM and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) driving this innovative collaboration.
Impacts of COVID-19
Research related to farm and food sector impacts of COVID-19 including social and economic factors, and the resilience in Vermont’s food systems.
Data Integration and Metrics
Research on the frameworks to measure the sustainability of local and regional food systems, and to investigate factors that promote healthy agricultural systems.