In 2019, SAGE advanced landmark projects to make the Bay Area’s food system healthier and more resilient for all. Your support helps us continue our impactful work in 2020 and beyond.
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Looking back at 2019 and forward to plans for 2020, we’d like to share the following highlights of SAGE’s work:
- In June 2019, SAGE released the Bay Area Food Futures Roadmap, a report that presents a vision and action plan for advancing a sustainable, equitable, healthy local food system as an integral foundation of the Bay Area’s regional resilience and shared prosperity. Now, SAGE is collaborating with leading regional agriculture and food stakeholders to implement several of the Roadmap’s ‘big ideas.’ These include developing a regional agricultural plan, fostering workforce development for future-oriented ag and food jobs, and promoting the alignment of food access and affordable housing policies.
- In November 2019, SAGE celebrated San Jose’s permanent protection of almost 1,000 acres in Coyote Valley, a rural expanse of farmland and open space on the city’s southern edge. For the past fifteen years, SAGE has produced major studies about the value of this remarkable urban-edge landscape (most notably Sustaining Agriculture and Conservation in the Coyote Valley) and, alongside dozens of advocacy organizations, has promoted its permanent protection. In 2020, SAGE will be helping to develop a Coyote Valley multi-benefit landscape plan that will integrate agriculture, conservation and public engagement.
- SAGE’s San Jose Food Works project is continuing to make strides in our work to foster a vital and healthy food system in San Jose and throughout the South Bay. We are producing a Directory of San Jose Food Manufacturers and Wholesalers for the City’s Economic Development Office, and, with Manufacture San Jose, co-hosting a Food & Beverage Roundtable. Most significantly, we have finally identified both a key partner and a promising site for developing a permanent food manufacturing center, a critical need and opportunity for the fast-growing and diverse South Bay.
- Throughout 2019, SAGE president Sibella Kraus disseminated our work, including at the American Planning Association’s annual conference, in Peder-Sather grant-funded workshops Agricultural and Food Systems Sustainability in Norway, and in Taiwan at International Conference: Food Miles and Carbon Footprint Reduction. Sharing our work helps us expand the impact of our innovative frameworks and model projects, learn from others in the field, and develop new partnerships with a wide range of organizations, agencies, and landowners.
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Berkeley, CA 94704-1381
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