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Community-driven research impacts

Members of the CSU Food Systems Initiative conduct research on emerging, trans-disciplinary food systems issues motivated and prioritized by diverse state, national, and international stakeholders.

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Colorado Blueprint

The Blueprint Documents Key Assets, Emerging Issues, And Shared Priorities For Future Investments In Food And Agriculture Around The State
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Elevating Colorado Brewing Through Engagement And Research
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Farm to School

Research to help increase profitability, better food choices, and guide policy making decisions in rural communities.
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Urban-Rural Linkages

OUR RESEARCH QUESTION: What types of urban food policies, programs, and initiatives support farmers, ranchers, regional commmunities and economies?
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Market Channel Assessments

Ogallala Water

Optimizing Water Use to Sustain Food Systems
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To benefit the health of animals, peoples, and environments by collaborating across boundaries in a way that sees and integrates the whole system
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Agricultural Labor

Research, outreach and engagement to understand Colorado agricultural labor and find solutions.
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Research to help understand determinants of food insecurity and effectiveness of policies and incentives
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Hemp Supply Chains

Beginning Farmer Research