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.
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ” ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
Sponsored by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, grant number: 2014-48775-22628
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