NIFA-AFRI Food Security Grant
The Appalachian Foodshed Project (AFP) is funded by a 5-year USDA Food Security Grant. Coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, and West Virginia University, the project envisions A place-based food system that is resilient, accessible, affordable, and healthy for Appalachian communities.
In working towards this vision, AFP is committed to engaging stakeholders, service providers, community workers, researchers, producers, and organizations involved in food systems work in western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia.
The grant has four major objectives:
Specific activities include:
The Appalachian Foodshed Project is guided by community participants. For more information, or to find out how you can be involved, contact Nikki D'Adamo-Damery (firstname.lastname@example.org).