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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhancing Food Security of Underserved Populations in the Northeast Through Sustainable Regional Food Systems

Location: New England Plant, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 1915-62660-003-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Mar 01, 2011
End Date: Feb 28, 2014

Objective:
Quantify the biophysical capacity of the urban and rural Northeast U.S. to produce food that meets the total demands of the region and the demands of low income (underserved) populations in the region.

Approach:
Develop and link a series of spatially related databases of soils, climatic parameters, crop production requirements, land use, and consumer demand throughout the Northeast. Work with others to model and predict current and potential crop production as influenced by dietary scenarios, climate change, and land use policies.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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