*It's a simple model that's easy to understand. We start with Production. Production is the growing of the food, either plants or animals.
Processing is the preparing of the food or livestock for human consumption.
Market development and sales isthe Distribution component which is making the food accessible to consumers. Using the Stanford Model of Collective Impact, GrowPoint International will build a hub for a robust food system using these principles:
Shared metrics and measurements
Mutually reinforcing activity
Backbone organization (The Outreach Program)
Conduct a survey of a community’s food system components: production, processing, and distribution
Get the experts involved - Convene a UN Food Systems Community Dialogue to talk about the survey findings and how they fit within the sustainable development goals and augment if necessary.
Create a business plan with small holders and the community for their food system.
Attain donations or grants to get farmers started with microloans.
The end goal is farmers harvesting food to feed their families and putting their crop or livestock product into the community for people to buy so the farmers can make money to help stimulate the economy.
*This food model can be used at any location in the world.