Value Chain Coordination

Value Chain coordination

  

Physical infrastructure like warehouses and trucks are essential to regional food economies. But they also require coordination – people and organizations who make fruitful connections between businesses and organizations in the supply chain; who pilot new ideas; who make the political and business ground fertile for success. Value Chain Coordination is the development of soft infrastructure, like relationships, networks and information sharing channels, that creates thriving and sustainable regional food economies. Below you’ll find resources and tools to help you refine your skills as a connector in your regional food system. 

Featured Resources

TitleAuthorDescriptionYearTags
Institutional Investment in Regional Food- An OverviewElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Regional Food- An Overview Elliott Smith of Kitchen Sync Strategies outlines the …2021, ,
Spectrum of Insitutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesSpectrum of Insitutional Investment2021, , ,
Key Components of Success for Institutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesKey Components of Success for Institutional Investment This article lays out the key components that …2021, , ,
Institutional Investment in PraxisElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Praxis Learn more about examples of institutional investment including stories from a …2021, , ,
The Four Corners GroupGAP Group: A Case StudyWallace CenterThe Four Corners GroupGAP Group: A Case Study This report describes the history and learnings …2021,
From Food Hubs to CSAsWallace CenterWhen COVID-19 upended markets in the spring of 2020, many hubs borrowed elements of a …2020, , ,
USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Wallace Center Research Findings and Final ReportWallace CenterThis report examines how a group of food hubs and local distributors were able to …2020, , ,
Funding VCC as Place Based Development QuicksheetSarah RockerOver the past ten years, investment in local food systems focused on rebuilding eroded physical …2019,
Evaluating VCC ConveningsSarah RockerConvening groups of stakeholders is an important facet of value chain coordination work. Meetings offer …2019,
Roles of Value Chain Coordination QuicksheetSarah RockerThis quicksheet describes value chain coordination as a set of roles that foster soft infrastructure …2019
Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value ChainsAnthony FlaccaventoThis toolkit is designed to help new and emerging healthy food system value chain efforts. …2009
Value Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Ag of the MiddleSteve Stevenson and Rich PirogDefinitions and characterization of “Values-Based Value Chains”2013
Food Value Chains: Creating Shared Value to Enhance Marketing Success.USDA AMS, Wallace CenterThis document is designed to provide guidance on how food value chains are initiated and …2014
Moving Food Along the Value ChainUSDA Agricultural Marketing ServiceThis report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to …2012, ,
Healthy Food and Small StoresThe Food TrustHealthy Food and Small Stores A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable …2015, , ,
Harvesting Opportunity – The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform CommunitiesFederal Reserve Bank of St. LouisHarvesting Opportunity - The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities A collaboration …2017, ,
Value Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School MarketWashington State Department of AgricultureValue Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School Market WSDA analyzed minimally …2018, , , , , ,

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