Research about OFN

Building sustainable communities through food hubs

“One of the key lessons from the roundtable discussion with implications for the future of food hubs is the role of technology. The use of open source technology (e.g., Open Food Network) points to a common issue that food hubs struggled with: complex logistics and accounting systems that can accommodate the diverse needs and capacities of suppliers and consumers.” – from the recently published ‘Building Sustainable Communities Through Food Hubs: Practitioner and Academic Perspectives’ article in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

The article “presents a food hub continuum that describes different pathways to effect change, from enhancing food supply chains to challenging the negative outcomes of the dominant food system through a social and ecological justice approach.”

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