Food system research and projects from the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems addressing issues across the food supply chain including processing, distribution, markets, policy, purchasing and consumption, with an emphasis on the environment, health, and society.
Current CIAS Food System Work
Farm To Institution
Bridging the space between the farm and institutions including Farm To School, Farm to Business, and more.
The transport of perishable foods, from farm to wholesale markets through intermediated supply chains.About Food Transportation
Dairy Growth Management
How consumers can rely on a steady supply of dairy products and how dairy farmers can retain a secure stream of revenue.
Lessons from COVID19 – Positioning Regional Food Supply Chains is a collaboration with five universities to document regional supply chain responses to disruption.COVID19 & Regional Supply Chains
Key Concept: Agriculture of the Middle
Creating strategic alliances among farmers, processors, distributors and retailers to reach consumers who care about the impacts of their food purchases. Supporting keeping farmers and ranchers on the land.
Key Concept: Foodsheds
Where does your food come from? What does it mean to live in a foodshed and eat from that region?
Key Concept: Tiers of the Food System
Where do you participate in the food system? This conceptual framework will help you identify where you are actively engaged in food system work.About Tiers of the Food System
Publications and Other Resources
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