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Meredith T. Niles

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Key Findings in reviewing the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Plan:

1. All recommendations in this review have been coded into eight thematic categories to be used more effectively by stakeholders.

2. We identify four clusters of recommendations to assist stakeholders in understanding the relationships between categories and enabling understanding of the various stakeholders and resources necessary to implement recommendations from different briefs

3. 87% of recommendations either request direct funding for an initiative or recommend a capital expenditure. With financial challenges amidst COVID-19, we highlight eight recommendations for a Vermont Food System that could move forward without financial resources.

4. In the future, giving authors a guide for writing recommendations would make them easier to categorize and implement.

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