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Announcing the release of the sixth and final white paper of the CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series, Advancing Food Systems Through Development Finance! Research on food systems finance and leadership with pilot projects has positioned CDFA to identify three key strategies for a comprehensive approach for restoring America's local food systems: Reframe food systems development as infrastructure and economic development; Build effective relationships and partnerships across the entire food system; and Plan for strategic food systems financing. The case studies showcase how such strategies can be put to work rebuilding the food system and emphasize the groundbreaking potential of greater connections between development finance and local food systems. Every organization, community, economic development agency, and small business working in the food sector should adopt the Reframe, Build, Plan approach to expand financing and drive capital into the local food system.