Community food security (CFS) research contributes to the development of effective programs and best practices. This section will provide links to a range of projects, reports and community food security assessments.


Community food security projects that have been evaluated increase our understanding of project components that are challenging as well as project components that contribute to success.

For projects that have been evaluated, please visit our Projects section.


There are several key reports on CFS from such organizations as provincial and federal governments, professional associations, and community groups.

For links to key reports, please visit our Reports section.


In order to better understand various aspects of community food security, researchers examine community food resources, household food security, food availability and affordability, and food production resources, for a given geographic area. Data collection may use secondary data sources, focus groups, or survey instruments.

To see Community Food Security Assessments, please visit our Assessments section.