Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $44,420.00
Funds awarded in 2018: $44,381.00
Funds awarded in 2019: $44,200.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: West Virginia University
State: West Virginia
Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
The WV Local Food System Asset Map is an inventory of existing ‘farm-to-fork’ agribusinesses/stakeholders. Using this tool, ASPs will learn how to profile the farm-to-fork business in their region; identify gaps in training needs/’farm-to-fork readiness’ (understand the product and market development risks and relationships they must manage as they seek to develop farm-to-fork relationships with various customers and other social agripreneurs; and the transactional requirements to manage those relationships [food safety, insurance needs, guarantees, etc.]); and identify possibilities for building agribusiness alliances/’agribusiness cluster development’. On the user-interface side, The West Virginia Local Foods Finder Map can be used as a one-stop place to help producers, processors and other small agribusinesses communicate real-time information to their consumers, so they are aware of products available for sale. This helps the sagribusinesses/farm families to stay in business and help families access local and regional farm products right in their local community. The full website with embedded map is accessed here: https://extension.wvu.edu/agriculture/sustainable-agriculture/wv-local-foods-map-directory; Link to just map: https://arcg.is/1KmS5j
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Doolarie Dee Singh-Knights
This product is associated with the project "Enhancing the Viability and Profitability of Direct Sales and Agritourism Agripreneurs through Education, Clustering and Networking Opportunities"