Project Number: 5445-21660-003-16
Start Date: Jun 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
The potential institutions that link individual producers to the evolving value chain will be identified. Profiles of these institutions will be developed from document analysis, focus groups, and interactional analysis. These profiles will developed for different potential oilseed production regions within the U.S., including the traditional wheat production regions of Northern Great Plains, Central Great Plains, and Pacific Northwest. These regional profiles will result in regional case studies assessing similarities and differences in effective coalition building strategies. These will be used in developing management guidelines and identifying best practices and recommendations.