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​THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Values Based Supply Chain

Wholesome Wave examines how affordability and access to locally grown fruits and vegetables improves health, supports small and mid-sized farm businesses and bolsters local and regional economies.  Check out the Toolkits further down on this site.


North Carolina Cooperative Extension is compiling resources on local food systems from Value Chain to strong communities and research compilations. 

Food value chains represent a business model in which producers and buyers of agricultural products form  strategic alliances with other supply chain actors, such as aggregators, processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers to enhance  financial returns through product differentiation that advances social or environmental values. Partners in these business alliances recognize that creating maximum value for their products depend on interdependence, collaboration, and mutual support.