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New study on local food security groups

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  • Robert Waldrop
    http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/ NOW AVAILABLE! The Wallace Center at Winrock International, in partnership with the Business Alliance for Local Living
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 9, 2009
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      http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/

      NOW AVAILABLE! The Wallace Center at Winrock International, in
      partnership with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
      (BALLE), announces the release of Community Food Enterprise: Local
      Success in a Global Marketplace, profiling 24 locally owned food
      businesses from around the world, and providing detailed analyses of
      their financial, social, and environmental performance.

      Community Food Enterprise (CFE) helps build the case that local
      ownership of food businesses can help more people access healthy,
      sustainably grown food, and strengthen local economies by fostering
      income, jobs, and resources within the community.

      KEY REPORT FINDINGS:

      * CFEs harness the advantages of local ownership. Local food is not just
      the proximity of production location and short supply chains. Equally
      important is local ownership of food enterprises, which stimulates local
      income, wealth, jobs, taxes, charitable contributions, tourism, and
      entrepreneurship.

      * CFEs take many shapes and sizes. CFEs defy common assumptions. They
      are not necessarily small, they are not naïve about business, they often
      reach into global markets, and they effectively take on myriad business
      frameworks (for-profit, non-profit, co-op, public-private partnership,
      sole proprietorship).

      * CFEs are competing effectively. CFEs are deploying more than a dozen
      interesting strategies for competing effectively against multinational
      enterprises. Many CFEs take characteristics that were once regarded as
      liabilities – smaller size, limited capital, high social standards – and
      turn them into competitive assets.

      * CFEs are going global. The local food movement, once thought to be a
      phenomenon in a few wealthier countries, is taking root globally.

      * CFEs are strategic economic development tools. Economic developers,
      both in the U.S. and internationally, would be wise to give CFEs greater
      priority as vehicles for creating new jobs and ownership opportunities;
      improving job quality in traditional economic sectors like farming;
      generating individual and community wealth; and improving public health
      and community well-being.

      (end letter from Wallace International)

      The Oklahoma Food Coop is one of the case studies in the book.

      Download the book --
      http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/download-the-book

      Download individual case studies --
      http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/download-the-book/download-individual-case-studies
      or http://tinyurl.com/ygphoon

      Case study of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative

      http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/book-pdfs/CFE%20-%20oklahoma-food-cooperative_view.pdf
      or http://tinyurl.com/y87d5s4 .

      On Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/yehu36r .

      On Twitter at http://twitter.com/community_food .

      Please help spread the word about the release of this new study.
      *
      *Bob Waldrop, president
      Oklahoma Food Cooperative
      Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City
      *
      *
    • John H R Pieper
      Wow! Great resource!
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 9, 2009
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        Wow! Great resource!
        On Dec 9, 2009, at 10:31 PM, Robert Waldrop wrote:

        > http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/
        >
        > NOW AVAILABLE! The Wallace Center at Winrock International, in
        > partnership with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
        > (BALLE), announces the release of Community Food Enterprise: Local
        > Success in a Global Marketplace, profiling 24 locally owned food
        > businesses from around the world, and providing detailed analyses of
        > their financial, social, and environmental performance.
        >
        > Community Food Enterprise (CFE) helps build the case that local
        > ownership of food businesses can help more people access healthy,
        > sustainably grown food, and strengthen local economies by fostering
        > income, jobs, and resources within the community.
        >
        > KEY REPORT FINDINGS:
        >
        > * CFEs harness the advantages of local ownership. Local food is not
        > just
        > the proximity of production location and short supply chains. Equally
        > important is local ownership of food enterprises, which stimulates
        > local
        > income, wealth, jobs, taxes, charitable contributions, tourism, and
        > entrepreneurship.
        >
        > * CFEs take many shapes and sizes. CFEs defy common assumptions. They
        > are not necessarily small, they are not naïve about business, they
        > often
        > reach into global markets, and they effectively take on myriad
        > business
        > frameworks (for-profit, non-profit, co-op, public-private partnership,
        > sole proprietorship).
        >
        > * CFEs are competing effectively. CFEs are deploying more than a dozen
        > interesting strategies for competing effectively against multinational
        > enterprises. Many CFEs take characteristics that were once regarded as
        > liabilities – smaller size, limited capital, high social standards –
        > and
        > turn them into competitive assets.
        >
        > * CFEs are going global. The local food movement, once thought to be a
        > phenomenon in a few wealthier countries, is taking root globally.
        >
        > * CFEs are strategic economic development tools. Economic developers,
        > both in the U.S. and internationally, would be wise to give CFEs
        > greater
        > priority as vehicles for creating new jobs and ownership
        > opportunities;
        > improving job quality in traditional economic sectors like farming;
        > generating individual and community wealth; and improving public
        > health
        > and community well-being.
        >
        > (end letter from Wallace International)
        >
        > The Oklahoma Food Coop is one of the case studies in the book.
        >
        > Download the book --
        > http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/download-the-book
        >
        > Download individual case studies --
        > http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/download-the-book/download-individual-case-studies
        > or http://tinyurl.com/ygphoon
        >
        > Case study of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative
        >
        > http://www.communityfoodenterprise.org/book-pdfs/CFE%20-%20oklahoma-food-cooperative_view.pdf
        > or http://tinyurl.com/y87d5s4 .
        >
        > On Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/yehu36r .
        >
        > On Twitter at http://twitter.com/community_food .
        >
        > Please help spread the word about the release of this new study.
        > *
        > *Bob Waldrop, president
        > Oklahoma Food Cooperative
        > Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City
        > *
        > *
        >
        >
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        >
        > More information about the Catholic Worker movement may be found
        > online at http://www.catholicworker.org .Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
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