This baseline analysis is therefore intended to initiate discussion among City policymakers, staff, and community members to consider the impact that the City’s food system might have on different areas of public concern. It also begins to assess the potential for increasing the consumption of local foods among Oakland residents. This includes exploring how systems of production, distribution, processing, consumption, and waste, as well as city planning and policymaking could support the objective of having at least 30 percent of the City's food needs sourced from within the City and immediate region.
A Food System Assessment for Oakland, CA: Toward a Sustainable Food Plan
Serena Unger and Heather Wooten
Oakland, CA: Oakland Mayor's Office of Sustainability
May 24, 2006
Reports and Guides
Foodshed and Food Gap Assessments, Local / Regional Food Systems