Metrics from the Field: Letting Food Systems Emerge


  • Ken Meter Crossroads Resource Center





First paragraph:

What if we assessed food systems as systems that are adapting, and not simply as static objects of research? What if we examined their underlying dynamics, rather than limiting ourselves to measuring only performance or impact? What if we embraced the complexity of the moment, and moved beyond linear models? These questions are gaining primacy as the global food movement both grows in complexity and gains momentum....


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Author Biography

Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center

Ken Meter is director of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed 51 local food-system assessments in 22 states and one Canadian province; this information has promoted effective action in partner communities. He coordi­nates the review process for USDA Community Food Project grants, and has taught economics at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Minnesota. A member of the American Evaluation Association’s Systems Technical Interest Group, Meter also serves as an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.
Ken Meter



How to Cite

Meter, K. (2010). Metrics from the Field: Letting Food Systems Emerge. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 1(1), 23–26.

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