Changing Attitudes, Changing America's Food System: Integrated Farming Systems Initiative Phase 2 Lessons Learned

Jan 01, 2002
  • Description

The Integrated Farming Systems initiative envisioned that farmers, rural communities and consumers would be better served by a more "integrated" farming system. That is, a system that combines preserving the environment; protecting the health of farmers, their families, neighbors and consumers; providing a decent income and a high quality of life for farm families; sustaining vigorous rural communities; and producing plentiful, nutritious, affordable food.

This report focuses on the highlights of what the Kellogg Foundation learned from the Integrated Farming Systems Phase 2 initiative. It was compiled from a series of reports from evaluations conducted between 1999 and 2002 led by JoAnne Berkenkamp in conjunction with Pam Mavrolas.