(December 10, 2013) — The Wallace Center at Winrock International released a report this month that addresses one of the most complex issues facing food access and regional food system development allies today: how can consumer price and producer cost meet in ways that transition healthy, local food from a privilege to a right? Innovations in Local Food Enterprise: Fresh Ideas for a Just and Profitable Food System analyzes and aggregates a collection of innovative solutions to overcoming difficult food access and food equity issues with a focus on market-based, consumer-driven solutions for low-income underserved communities.
The report is based on learning from Wallace’s Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development (HUFED) Center, as well as the work of others who are creating and implementing market-based and non-market-based food access solutions in a very hands-on, practical way. Key findings include:
The report is intended to inform, inspire and prepare readers to innovate in their own communities, and for those in decision-making roles to have this knowledge in mind as they envision and develop programs. The report is available for reading online, and also for download. Please contact the Wallace Center for more information.