Food System Assessment

Learn about Dubuque’s Local Food System

The Health and Food System Assessment is a compilation of various research data showcasing the existing conditions of the food system in Dubuque.  Based on review of qualitative and quantitative data available in 2016, including from stakeholder interviews and public input sessions, it highlights various projects that fall within the food system sectors of Production, Transformation + Processing, Distribution and Transformation, Access and Consumption, and Resource Management. Read more About the Assesment

Download the Full Report: 2016 Greater Dubuque Food & Health Needs Assessment

Download the Snapshot: 2016 Dubuque County Food System Assessment

Powerpoint: Introduction to the Agricultural Urbanism Process and Food Assessment Overview

Browse by Food System Sector


Science, art, or occupation that involves cultivating land, raising crops, hunting, fishing, foraging or farming

Transformation + Processing

Transformation of raw ingredients, physically or chemically, transforming into a value-added market

Distribution + Marketing

Moving product from farm or processing site to consumer; including distribution and sales

Access + Consumption

Opportunities for an individual to gain access to food in a physically safe, financially viable, and culturally competent way

Resource Management

Efficient and effective deployment and allocation of community and business resources as it relates to land, water, soil, plants, food and created materials