and Sustainable Livelihoods:
The Wealth Creation Approach
Weds. April 17, 2013, Ithaca, NY
A business model based on shared economic, social, and environmental values, in which producers, processors, buyers, and others work together to create value? Yes, says Cornell alumn Shanna Ratner. This approach can and is being used to support healthy local and regional food systems. At this event, an interactive workshop will help attendees learn how this model might be applied here.
Wealth Creation Approach to Community & Economic Development
Stern Seminar Room 160, Mann Library, Cornell University
Food Value Chains: Creating Health & Wealth for All
Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
The Wealth Creation in Rural Communities framework is a place-based systems approach to rural development that aims to restore, create and maintain wealth in low wealth areas by simultaneously improving economic, environmental and social conditions. Cornell alum Shanna Ratner, a leading practitioner, will share its principles and the transformative opportunities it offers for community driven food systems development, and collaborative learning and research. There will be two events, an interactive seminar, followed by a community presentation and workshop.