In the second webinar in this series, Yousef Bazayan of Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) will be joined by Neal Bram of Project Waste Not and Genna Lipari of Daylight Foods. They will discuss advancing data collection and analysis through a Data Network project that pulls together supply chain data from farmers, distributors, and buyers to enhance and automate purchasing and tracking.
Because of their large purchasing power and capacity to feed large segments of the population in relatively few locations, institutions have the opportunity to critically impact local economies and communities through local food purchasing. By accurately and reliably measuring these activities, local communities of all sizes can understand the large positive impacts that farm to institution purchasing can have. The National Farm to Institution (FTI) Metrics Collaborative develops and shares best practices for measuring these impacts. These 30-minute webinars are designed to provide a national audience of farm to institution practitioners, supporters, and advocates the tools they need to measure FTI efforts in a meaningful way.