The Value Chain Development Initiative works to connect the dots between producers and consumers of local food in Iowa; from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate. We work with partners across the state to lead advocacy and facilitate partnerships, design sustainable systems through market matchmaking and technical assistance.

A thriving food value chain in Iowa is one where everyone has access to the local food they want and farmers get a fair price so they can keep feeding our communities. The LFPA is one of the projects driving this local food value chain initiative.