KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS

BUILDING THE FOOD VALUE CHAIN

Knowledge seekers
(Student interns
/ Volunteers)

Knowledge Keepers (Farmers, Ranchers & Gatherers of the Southwest)

Creative Knowledge Platform
 (web and mobile)

Makers & Artisans: Millers, Chefs, Producers, etc.

Visitors, Buyers, Retailers

Collect KK stories, media, and profiles

Share stories, practices, and products

Store Knowledge Keepers’ continuously updated multimedia contents

Expand networks, increase awareness, appreciation, and value of KK products

Expand customer base and increase interest in local quality ingredients and products

Knowledge seekers
(Student interns
/ Volunteers)

Collect KK stories, media, and profiles

Knowledge Keepers (Farmers, Ranchers & Gatherers of the Southwest)

Share stories, practices, and products

Creative Knowledge Platform
 (web and mobile)

Store Knowledge Keepers’ continuously updated multimedia contents

Makers & Artisans: Millers, Chefs, Producers, etc.

Expand networks, increase awareness, appreciation, and value of KK products

Visitors, Buyers, Retailers

Expand customer base and increase interest in local quality ingredients and products

WHO ARE THE KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS?

Knowledge Keepers are farmers, ranchers, gatherers and artisanal food producers who integrate traditional knowledge in producing local, healthy, sustainable food and contribute to the regional food economy. By participating in the project as a Knowledge Keeper you will expand your networks, be able to download your marketing kit and increase sales and awareness.

KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS AND
KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS OF THE MONTH

Knowledge Keeper of the month

Emma Zimmermann


Hayden Flour Mills

Knowledge Seeker of the month

Bobby Gamba


Bobby Gamba

JOIN THE PROJECT!

Joining is easy and there is no cost. Just click on Participate below and fill out the form.

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Click on “discover more” to get more info about the Knowledge Keepers
participating in the project.

Credit pictures by: Mission Garden, Barrio Bread and King’s Avil Ranch.

The “Farmers, Ranchers, and Gatherers of the Southwest” Project seeks to strengthen the economic sustainability of local food business enterprises of farmers, ranchers, gatherers, and artisanal food makers in southern Arizona by providing no-cost marketing strategies and resources to increase their presence in new and existing markets with an indirect, producer-to-consumer, online marketing platform and mobile application. The project goal is to provide a simple, no-cost indirect pathway for Local Food Producers (LFP) as a means to develop new marketing channels to reach consumers, retailers, institutions, culinary tourists, and restaurants. 

PROJECT CREDITS
Project leader: ITKI Foundation
Main Partners: Pima County, Tucson City of Gastronomy; Tech Gap Solutions LLC
Partners: Visit Tucson, University of Arizona – Center of Food Studies.
Supporters: Mission Garden, Local First Arizona Foundation along with
the support and involvement of a number of Knowledge Keeper;
Advisors, such as Don Guerra with Barrio Bread;
Concept and realization: Pima County, ITKI Foundation;
Communication and graphic project: ITKI Foundation, Tech Gap
Solutions LLC (TRusT™ Team).

FRGSW TM  INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE FOUNDATION