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.
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.
Our clients include state and local governments, privately-held businesses, regional and local development organizations, and agricultural cooperatives.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We understand the big-picture and help break siloed views on the problem. This leads to creative solutions and comprehensive strategies.
We work closely with clients to clarify underlying values and to reality-check their goals in order to move confidently into the future.