HOW WE HELP

We bring a unique perspective and expertise to the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing food system. We work at varying scales from individual agricultural enterprises, to local economies in rural communities, to terminal markets at the edge of urban markets.

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our process

The ACDS process is highly client-involved. We incorporate robust community engagement to ensure that strategies developed are not only technically feasible and but are also understood and supported by the communities they affect.​

diverse clients

Our clients include state and local governments, privately-held businesses, regional and local development organizations, and agricultural cooperatives.

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we deliver

We keep with the particular needs of a project and deliver thoroughly sourced reports, plans, management memos, analytical models, presentation materials, or data.

why clients choose us


Industry Expertise

Our consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a wide range of industries and disciplines that enable the team to tackle a broad range of issues. We augment this with our industry and academic networks for project-specific expertise.

Forward Thinking

We are ambitious in identifying innovative and out-of-the-box solutions that meet the needs of the future. Our proposals are market-based and are designed for long-term viability.

Data Driven

Our conclusions are supported by rigorous analysis that relies on high-quality primary quantitative and qualitative data sources backed by solid secondary industry sources and peer-reviewed academic research.

Community Oriented

We work hard to involve the community in the problem solving process. We believe that the best solutions are ones that are supported and validated by the communities that will be impacted.

Holistic Approach

We understand the big-picture and help break siloed views on the problem. This leads to creative solutions and comprehensive strategies.

Values Aligned

We work closely with clients to clarify underlying values and to reality-check their goals in order to move confidently into the future.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE CONSULTING

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FOOD SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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