Food system research and reports
A food system is an interconnected network that includes everything from field to fork—essentially how food is grown, distributed, sold, consumed, and recovered from unnecessarily entering the landfill.
A sustainable food system is a local one. These reports offer information about Austin’s food system and what the City is doing to make it more equitable and healthy.
2018 State of the Food System Report
This report provides an update on City of Austin programs and initiatives designed to enhance the local food system in 4 areas: growing, selling, eating, and recovering food. Data sources used for this report are listed at the end of the document.
Austin Healthy Food Access Initiative: Improving Access to Good and Affordable Food
This report outlines six recommendations for improving food access in response to City Council Resolution 20160303-020. On page 35, see a related slide deck for a City Council work session about improving food access.
Food For All: Inclusive Neighborhood Food Planning in North Austin
This report describes food access opportunities and barriers in the North Central Austin/Rundberg area identified through extensive interviews with and surveys of community residents, retailers, and stakeholders.
2015 State of the Food System Report
This report provides key metrics and data about Austin’s dynamic food system, as well as descriptive overviews of City of Austin programs and initiatives related to food. The data sources used for the report are listed on page 16.