Community Food; Social Networks and Sustainable Agriculture
Covid-19 has illuminated inherent vulnerabilities concerning reliable food access through mainstream agricultural production and distribution. Subsidies cannot meet the demand when they are inherently tied to that same system. However, where strong Local Social Food Networks exist to disseminate knowledge of how to access and participate with local forms of food production and acquisition, food security appears stronger as well. Ethnographic inquiry and social network analysis of the exchange of information through these networks will illuminate both how individuals benefit from them and inform methods to address any barriers to accessing these networks to further support resilient food security initiatives.