Special Efforts
Community Food Security System

Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI) has established a Community Food Security or CFS Model to help provide the means for food deficient populations to produce a local and healthful supply of fresh foods. This CFS system includes NPI’s Aquaponics production system, and a number of other technologies to include aquaculture and algalculture, as well as sustainable, organic means of crop and livestock production. Food safety is a part of CFS technology, and no hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used during production. There is also an emphasis on providing high-nutrient, low-fat foods with medical evidence of benefits to health. Production systems or integrated and extensive security/biosecurity features are used to protect the purity of foods produced. To teach the poor in means to pay for CFS production facilities, NPI has also developed a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model based on selling food shares in advance to raise the cash needed to start and maintain production. Both the CFS and CSA models will be used, by NPI, to support a distance learning effort designed to teach safe, efficient and affordable methods of local food production. Using this approach, NPI seeks to help circumvent the problems related to food politics, food aid, and food distribution that have acted to increase global hunger.

Model Agreement for a USDA Funded Community Food Project (Example Only): UKB.doc (28kb)

Narrative For the Above Comunity Food Project: UKB-1 (65.5 KB)

References: http://www.foodsecurity.org - http://www.farmingsolutions.org