The Wallace Center at Winrock International is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring together diverse people and ideas to co-create solutions that build healthy farms, equitable economies, and resilient food systems. Our vision is that all communities have the power to nourish themselves and regenerate ecosystems through just food and agriculture systems. At the heart of these systems are dynamic networks of people connected through interdependent relationships with each other and the land.
Growing Value for Producers Climate Smart Commodities Project
This project will incentivize producers to adopt Natural Resources Conservation Service or equivalent practices on 50,000 new acres, increasing environmental benefits achieved on U.S. farms. Wallace Center will collaborate with the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Riceland Foods to engage two very distinct producer groups, creating a strong foundation for post-pilot national scalability.
Farm to Food Assistance Technical Support
In recent years, Congress and the USDA have directed an unprecedented amount of investment into local and regional food systems to build resilience and equity in the U.S. food system. One of the new programs aimed at food systems transformation that the agency is piloting is the USDA Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement (LFPA) program that creates cooperative agreements with state agencies and tribal governments to procure food from local and regional farms, with an emphasis on “socially disadvantaged” producers.
Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program
The Wallace Center’s Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program is a competitive subaward program for the Mississippi River Region (HUCs 07 and 08), that aims to address the diverse needs of historically underserved farming communities, center networking and co-learning among subawardees, and resource underserved farmers as conservation leaders.
More About Wallace Center
In 2000, the Wallace Center merged to become a unit of Winrock International, a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources around the world. The Wallace Center draws from Winrock’s diverse global teams and administrative capacity to enhance and accelerate our partnerships and projects across the U.S.