Posted on June 28, 2021
Agriculture, Transportation and Climate Change
Vanderbilt University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison CIAS worked together on a project “Estimating the future demands on agricultural freight transport in the Upper Midwest U.S. due to climate change using remote sensing and regional climate models.”
Posted on June 25, 2021
Workshop: Freight innovations to optimize regional food resiliency
Moving food from rural areas into large metropolitan regions is an expensive proposition. Regional shippers are looking for ways to reduce labor costs and improve fuel efficiency.
U.S. Food Flows: A Cold-Chain Network Analysis of Freight Movements to Inform Local and Regional Food Issues
Improved food transport and distribution are identified as high leverage strategies for both mitigation and adaptation during disruptive events, such as climate change.
Posted on November 11, 2015
Agriculture, transportation and climate change: Considering the future of agricultural freight transport in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
The World Economic Forum rates food crises, extreme weather and failure of infrastructure as top global risks in 2015. Around the world, regions are contending with extreme weather, including drought, flooding and changes in growing seasons.
Posted on May 5, 2013
Marketing the Native Understory: Selling Driftless Hazelnuts, Aronia and Mushrooms Direct to Chefs
Hazelnuts and aronia are newly emerging, cultivated woody perennial crops in the Upper Midwest, and wild mushrooms are part of a long tradition of foraging in this region. These “forest products” can help chefs create locally-sourced signature dishes, and can help landowners supplement and diversify their income.
Posted on January 21, 2009
Distribution Models for Local Food
Eating locally is going mainstream. For years, committed eaters have gone out of their way to source local food from farmers’ markets, farms, roadside stands […]
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison