The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has approved five grants totaling $4.4 million for research on how to improve community food systems. The awards, which went to researchers in Colorado, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas, were matched by 38 companies, universities and organizations for a total investment of $8.9 million. "FFAR is pleased to support research efforts to understand how we can bring existing groups and resources together to promote sustainable food system transformations that deliver better health to communities,” said FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey. The grants were supported by FFAR’s Tipping Points program, which aims to better understand the complexities of the food system, and to determine which interventions may work best in specific environments. Many such interventions in urban communities work independently on isolated factors within the food system. Researchers funded through the Tipping Points program are collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups to determine beneficial ways to connect existing approaches. To see which research teams are being funded and descriptions of their projects, click here

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