Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
NOW AVAILABLE! WWW.COMMUNITYFOODENTERPRISE.ORG
Community Food Enterprise is pleased to announce to release of its complete report, including 24 case studies and detailed findings and analysis. You can read the complete report and browse the case studies at www.communityfoodenterprise.org.
Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace, is a project of the Wallace Center at Winrock International, in partnership with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and the Training and Development Corporation. Community Food Enterprise (CFE) is jointly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
On January 28, 2010, the Wallace Center at Winrock International and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) presented a pair of panels examining the findings of our newly released report. Watch the event broadcast online and browse the case study, findings and analysis at our new site: www.communityfoodenterprise.org/event.
Evidence is mounting worldwide that a powerful path to prosperity for communities across the globe may be local ownership of enterprises that meet food needs. Various meta trends, such as rising oil prices and new models of small-scale organization, are changing the economics of food. These changes are fostering a new generation of community-based enterprises as farmers and other local entrepreneurs begin to take greater ownership roles.
Research into how community food enterprises operate and what they may accomplish is needed to both understand and expand this sector. Community Food Enterprise is a project to undertake that research and share knowledge gained with community leaders and practitioners around the world.
The initiative is led by John Fisk, Director of the Wallace Center, and Michael Shuman, author and Director of Research and Public Policy at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (www.livingeconomies.org/). Anthony Garrett of Anthony Garrett & Associates (www.anthonygarrett.com/) will provide strategic communications expertise for the initiative and launch.
Community Food Enterprise will:
- Produce a practitioner’s guide consisting of case studies from the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Each case study will paint a full picture of a distinct local food enterprise – its origins, operations, successes and failures, tradeoffs, economic and social outcomes, and aspects in need of further development.
- Conduct an outreach and communications campaign that engages opinion leaders, community groups, planners and entrepreneurs worldwide and builds a global brain trust for advancing the design and application of community food enterprise models.
- Build a dynamic, online resource to inform and link practitioners worldwide, including an open-source system for collecting and sharing examples of community food enterprises.
- Formally showcase research and case studies in a fall 2009 DC-area publication launch event.
CASE STUDY CRITERIA
Click here to download case study and research criteria as a PDF
COUNTRY: United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe.
For more information, contact:
Cari Beth Head
Email: Phone: 571.230.2969
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