Asheville Citizen-Times reports:
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The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s new Center for Local Food Research aims to transform theories about the nonprofit’s success into valuable — and exportable — evidence.
The center will examine the social, economic and environmental impacts of localizing food systems, according to executivedirector Charlie Jackson. ...
“Research has been a commitment that we haven’t been able to fully dedicate ourselves to,” Jackson said. “The organization now has the capacity to have a fully integrated research center ... We really have all of the pieces in place now. ...