Launch of the 2020-21 State of the Tucson Food System Report: Assessing the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southern Arizona
Join us for the launch event of the 2020-21 State of the Tucson Food System Report. The authors will present an overview of the report followed by an open discussion and Q&A with three panelists who contributed to the report. This year's report draws upon 8 months of qualitative research regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the local food system in southern Arizona. The overarching goal of the study is to gain an understanding of COVID-19’s impacts on food and agriculture in our region to support the development of a local food system that is more resilient to social, economic, and environmental stressors and disruptions. The research project is a collaboration between the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) and the Center for Regional Studies at the University of Arizona.
Presentation of the main findings of the report will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Audra Christophel, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Amy Juan, International Indian Treaty Council
Cameron Jones, Southern Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers Coalition