Contribution of Agriculture to the Maricopa County and Gila River Indian Community Economies


Various local foods NGOs and tribal agricultural and nutrition agencies wanted to coordinate efforts to address issues about food access and production, however the baseline data for effective planning was lacking. This paper examined the structure of agricultural production systems in Maricopa County and the Gila River Indian Community to provide information about the potential for expanding production of local foods given increasing water resource constraints. Since publication, authors have received emails from the NGOs and tribal agencies asking for additional interpretations and data sources on local and tribal agricultural production.