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.
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
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