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From our foundation in 1985, Winrock has been deeply committed to work not just around the globe, but here in our backyard as well. From our work with small farmers in the Mid-South to conservation programs that reduce water pollution to our portfolio of entrepreneurial development work, Winrock has been a recognized leader in the United States. Founded in 1996, Winrock’s American Carbon Registry is tackling climate change through the development of science-based methodologies to incentivize carbon reductions in agriculture, transportation and other industries. Meanwhile, Wallace Center programs are improving access to healthy, locally sourced food through by strengthening regional supply chains.

Sign reads "Locally Grown Foods Sold Here"

Expanding Choice: Delivering Local Food Options Where They’re Needed Most

Project Title: Capacity for Food Chains

Communities that most need healthy and affordable food options often have the fewest choices. The Wallace Center at Winrock International collaborates with vulnerable communities to establish value chains that make nutritious and local food available to everyone. This happens through training, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and by fostering collaboration between organizations committed to delivering the benefits of good food to all.

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In Mississippi, Healthier Living with Local Food

Project Title: Capacity for Food Chains in Mississippi

The need for affordable and healthy food is especially acute in Mississippi, a state that routinely leads the nation in obesity and poverty rates. The Wallace Center at Winrock International collaborates with communities, farmers, wholesale distributors and others to build local food value chains that will make healthy and fresh food readily available in the state’s schools, hospitals and stores.

Wetlands at Oxnard, CA

Carbon Banking on California Wetlands

Project Title: Wetlands Carbon Sequestration Protocol

Healthy wetlands have the potential to store large amounts of carbon. Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) is developing a methodology that will encourage wetlands restoration in California by allowing those who undertake conservation projects to generate offsets that can be sold on the state’s carbon market.

Starting a Movement: Building a Maryland Food Hub Network

Project Title: Building a Maryland Food Hub Network

American consumers increasingly recognize that locally grown food is not only fresh and delicious, but also provides communities important environmental and economic benefits. The Wallace Center at Winrock International is collaborating with farmers, wholesalers, distributors and other partners in Maryland to meet the state’s burgeoning demand for local food through food hubs. By delivering collective marketing, packaging, product aggregation and other activities, food hubs improve the financial viability of producers and increase the availability of nutritious food.

The Power of a Story: Getting the Word Out About the Local Food Movement

Project Title: Good Food Economies

Growing awareness that how we feed ourselves impacts the environment, the economy and human health has spurred a burgeoning local and regional food movement. Most media coverage so far has focused on the benefits to consumers. But in order to grow the movement and encourage more investment in sustainable agriculture, it’s important to showcase the benefits to local economies and communities. The Wallace Center at Winrock International works with organizations across the country to develop communications strategies that build the case for strong local and regional food systems.

Spreading the Good Food News

Project Title: Building Capacity for Regional Food Systems

Increasing awareness that local food is nutritious and good for both the environment and the economy has propelled the growth of regional food economies. In order to encourage more investment in regional food systems and sustainable agriculture, it’s important to showcase the benefits to local economies and communities. This program seeks to build awareness by assisting The Wallace Center at Winrock International in expanding the reach of its National Good Food Network by developing a regional food economies working group and fellows program, and by supporting a national communications strategy that underscores the economic benefits of fostering local food systems.

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PUBLICATIONS

Attribution of net carbon change by disturbance type across forest lands of the conterminous United States

Bioenergy Handout

Bioenergy

Pay For Performance Infographic

Milwaukee River Pay-for-Performance Project Factsheet

Estimating Carbon Supply Curves from Afforestation of Agricultural Land in the Northeastern U.S.

Comparison of Different Registries and Methodologies for Reporting Carbon Credits for Afforestation Projects in the United States

Publications from the Wallace Center at Winrock International

Selective Logging Carbon Emissions Calculation Tool

Opportunities for Improving Carbon Storage through Afforestation of Agricultural Lands

Emissions and Potential Emission Reductions from Hazardous Fuel Treatments in the WESTCARB Region

Opportunities for Improving Carbon Storage and Management on Forest Lands

Comparison of Terrestrial Carbon Mitigation Options in the Northeast United States

The Influence of Conversion of Forest Types on Carbon Sequestration and Other Ecosystem Services in the South Central United States

Spatial Patterns of Aboveground Production and Mortality of Woody Biomass for Eastern U.S. Forests

Arkansas Women’s Business Center

U.S. Programs Overview

Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs

U.S. Programs Community Development Projects

PRESS RELEASES

Winrock International, Innovation Hub To Combine; Sabin to lead U.S programs

Winrock Announces Annett Pagan, U.S. Programs Director, to Retire After 24 Years

Winrock International President Rodney Ferguson to Participate in Concordia Summit on the Americas in Miami

American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards to Celebrate Outstanding Environmental Achievements

Winrock Names Joyjit Deb Roy Senior Vice President of Programs

David Braman Joins Winrock International’s Board of Directors

American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards to Celebrate Outstanding Environmental Achievements

Winrock Names Christopher ‘Kiff’ Gallagher, Jr. as Vice President of External Affairs

David Agnew, Jude Kearney and John Nees Join Winrock Board of Directors

Jason Bordoff Joins Winrock International’s Board of Directors

Earl Devaney Joins Winrock International’s Board of Directors

American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards for Outstanding Environmental Achievements

Ken Andrasko Named Director of Winrock’s Ecosystem Services

Winrock Names Carol Ann Smith Vice President of Operations

Green-e Climate Approves American Carbon Registry as Endorsed Offset Program

American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards

Rodney Ferguson Named President and CEO of Winrock International