Building a Decentralized Food Supply Chain in Puerto Rico

Leveraging the Collective Strength and
Wisdom of Remote Communities
While there are several similarities to food system
disruptions across communities, islands like Puerto Rico
and its municipality, Culebra are presented with unique
impacts and challenges when it comes to securing their
supply chains. This innovation brief focuses on examples
from Puerto Rico and shows how decentralizing supply
chains can move food more equitably using diffuse, and
therefore more resilient, infrastructure. This work is often
led by community-based organizations who are helping to
reframe our understanding of supply chains. Two such
organizations are Mujeres de Islas based in Culebra and El
Departamento de la Comida de Puerto Rico, which is
based in the southeastern town of Caguas.

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