The Wallace Center
at Winrock International and USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service
are co-leading a national Value Chain Research Collaboration, which concluded with the recent Value Chain Writeshop in Kansas City. This collaboration focuses on best practices across the country for getting small and medium farm products to larger buyers and markets with a regional food systems approach. The writeshop brought together public and private leaders from around the United States, working in a values-based food supply chain to share and synthesize their collective learning, and to create a set of tools for the practical application of this to those in the field.
Winrock International President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Tugwell was featured in the September issue of Monday Developments
magazine, published by InterAction
. The cover story, authored by Tugwell, focuses on a broad discussion of climate change and recommended swift, decisive actions required to preserve and continue decades of development progress.
The New England Farmers Union
(NEFU), in partnership with Winrock’s Environmental Resources Trust (ERT), was recently awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service
for their project entitled “Developing stakeholder-driven, scientifically-based opportunities for New England farmers to participate in carbon offset markets.” Through engagement with regional producers and potential buyers, the project aims to identify agricultural practices that can result in credit-able greenhouse gas emissions reductions, thereby providing additional revenue streams for New England farmers. NEFU is a grass-roots organization focused on protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers, fishermen, foresters and consumers in all six New England states.
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