CLIENT

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a regional, collaborative network organized to support the emergence and continued viability of a multi-state food system in the United States. It aims to be a resilient driver of healthy food for all, racial equity, sustainable farming and fishing, and thriving communities.

Food Solutions New England is a regional network coordinated by:

Food Solutions New England |  The Sustainability Institute  at the  University of New Hampshire   131 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824 | P: 603-862-8564 | F: 603-862-0785

Food Solutions New England | The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire

131 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824 | P: 603-862-8564 | F: 603-862-0785

 

THE CHALLENGE

Together with its large stakeholder network, FSNE wanted to build shared priorities and strategies for collective impact for the network and “a roadmap” to the Vision.

"How can we connect, align, and act in solidarity to realise our bold vision of transforming a whole food system?". 

This context brought in the complexity of a system of multiple internal and external stakeholders that influenced the network, each with their own intentions and outcomes, interacting with each other over time.

OUR SOLUTION

Using is a systems-based, strategic approach we engaged the supply chain that represents the “future food system.”

We uncovered the shared purpose, the multiple, conflicting goals each stakeholder has, the network of resource dynamics that support these multiple goals, the incentives within the systems and identified the leverage points that allowed to shift the behavior of the whole system.

The project helped FSNE and our project partners to position themselves as the trailblazers in the field of food system transformation work.

SERVICES RENDERED

  • Stakeholder interviews

  • Strategic systems mapping

  • System analytics

  • Engagement of next level stakeholders

  • Leverage point strategy to shift the complex and dynamic system of stakeholders

The insights that we created together with you are still informing our work several years on and we fully expect that to continue.
— Tom Kelly, Ph.D. Executive Director & Chief Sustainability Officer
 

SOLUTIONS IN ACTION:

 

In cooperation with the Institute for Strategic Clarity (ISC), a boutique consultancy firm with expertise in strategic systems mapping.