Distribution and Aggregation

Assessing fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions of two local food distribution options in Iowa; Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains. King, Robert P., Michael S. Hand, Gigi DiGiacomo, Kate Clancy, Miguel I. Gomez, Shermain D. Hardesty, Larry Lev, and Edward W. McLaughlin. ERR-99, U.S. Dept. of Agr., Econ. Res. Serv. June 2010.

Distribution Models for Local Food. With support from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is researching distribution models for local food. Across the United States, entrepreneurs, cooperatives and nonprofits are filling an important missing link in local food systems: aggregating food from local farms and distributing it to stores, restaurants, eaters and other retailers and end users. We have created a map of some of these distribution models. Go to the full-sized map for a list of the models and detailed descriptions.

Regional Value Chains in the Northeast: Findings from a Survey, The Northeast Regional Lead Team Project; Prepared by: Kate Clancy, lead researcher, Kathy Ruhf, project director. This project was supported in part with funds from the Wallace Center at Winrock
International through the National Good Food Network. 

Supply Chain Basics: The Dynamics of Change in the U.S. Food Marketing Environment

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