Posted: August 26, 2020

NERCRD is partnering with University of Kentucky and Colorado State University in a one-year Cooperative Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing Service, to research the impacts, adaptations and innovations of COVID-19 on U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems.

City Harvest Courtesy Photo by Ben Cohen via USDA

City Harvest Courtesy Photo by Ben Cohen via USDA

This project focuses on rapid assessments of initial and ongoing COVID-19 responses in the food system across diverse market channels, products and populations. Project outputs will be released throughout the next year, including impact assessments, innovation briefs and webinars intended for research and practitioner audiences.

To learn more about the project or sign up to receive research updates, please visit the project website:

Read the full USDA announcement about the project here.