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Equitable Food Oriented Development

Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy that uses food and agriculture to create economic opportunities, healthy neighborhoods, and explicitly seeks to build community assets, pride, and power by and with historically marginalized communities.

The impetus and driving force for this EFOD thinking has come from a collaborative of practitioners, leaders, organizers, and holistic thinkers with deep connections to community, driving food oriented development by and with historically marginalized communities. We have joined together as the EFOD Collaborative to urge food system leaders, lenders, and funders to join us in changing the way community-led work is supported.

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