Food security and justice are priorities in Alaska, where the vast majority of purchased food is imported, food prices are high, and more than 11% of residents receive supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP) benefits. Much of Alaska’s food security depends on long supply chains that can be disrupted by the increasing impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather and wildfire smoke. In response, Calypso Farm and Ecology Center is working to increase food security and justice through agricultural education programs and improving equitable access to local, nutritious food in Interior Alaska.
Reading Time | 9 minutes
Management Goals | Strengthen food security and justice in Interior Alaska
Audience | Farmers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Extension, Farm advisors
Contact Info | Tom Zimmer – firstname.lastname@example.org; Christie Shell – email@example.com
Farm Area | Ester, AK
Farm | Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
Funding | National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service