CaRDI strives to connect agriculture development professionals and others working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, and community with cutting edge publications, tools and resources that enhance their capacity to achieve development goals. In addition to highlighting materials developed by regional and national colleagues, CaRDI has partnered with Cornell colleagues to develop tools specifically designed to support agriculture development in New York State. Both types of tools and resources are regularly highlighted in CaRDI’s monthly e-newsletter, The Communique.
From CaRDI and Cornell
- Mann Library’s Ag and Food Data Guide - A guide to finding and using data to assess, document and demonstrate the needs and impacts of agriculture and food systems.
- The Program on Applied Demographics’ New York County Profiles – includes recent demographic, social, economic and agricultural data for New York counties.
- AMCD PWT Update - an occasional newsletter of the Agricultural Marketing and Community Development Program Work Team
- Local Food and Agriculture Resource Guide. This publication highlights the depth and breadth of Cornell programs that engage faculty, staff, and students in local food and agriculture, including research, education, and outreach. You will find more than two dozen Cornell University-based programs which provide research-based information and student engagement on subjects related to local food production and processing, supply-chain development, and local food insecurity. (Elmore & Hilchey, 2009)
- Agriculture Economic Development Brochure Series (Bills, 2009):
- 2003 Survey of Agriculture Development Professionals in New York State (Hilchey 2004)
- AED Indicators of Success/Performance Standards (Maloney-Robb, 2001)
- AED Position Description (Maloney-Robb, 2001)
- The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Food Systems Program Area. Funded by the USDA-NIFA and the Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, the NERCRD provides research-based information that enhances the capacity of the Northeast’s Land Grant institutions to foster regional prosperity and rural development.
- eXtension’s Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Resource Area is “designed to provide information and networking opportunities for educators, community-based practitioners, policy makers, farmers/growers, families, and those individuals involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems”. Learn more about this program area and the resources it offers at extension.org.
- The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development is “an online international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.