Food supply chains
CIAS conducts many gatherings for farmers and their strategic business partners to understand food system concerns. A primary challenge is food transportation and supply chains, especially for new products like organic and grass fed, perishable products that require refrigeration, and for wholesale markets. To understand how the food system could be better organized to serve innovative farmers who are ready for wholesale markets, we initiated a set of participatory action research projects. Below is a list of those research projects on food supply chains, from current to older projects, linked to more information and findings.
Impacts and Implications of Transportation Networks on Food Distribution and Accessibility: Rural vs. Urban 2021-2022 — coming soon!
Lessons from COVID-19: Positioning Regional Food Supply Chains for Future Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Human-made Crises 2020-2022 — coming soon!
U.S. Food Flows: A Cold-Chain Network Analysis of Freight Movements to Inform Local and Regional Food Issues 2020-2021
CIAS comments regarding the Executive Order 140147 on “America’s Supply Chains” specifically for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products published April 21, 2021 in the Federal Register, comments submitted June 22, 2021.Download
Filling the Truck: Coordinating Small Supply Chains for Last Mile Efficiencies 2018-2022 — coming soon!
Grassland 2.0, Supply Chain subcommittee 2019-2024 — coming soon!
Wisconsin Terminal Market – 2017-current
Miller, Michelle (2020) “Innovations in Logistics” pp.37-41 in National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2020. Innovations in the Food System: Exploring the Future of Food: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25523.Download