Livestock and Local Community Relationships 2020-21
The 2020-21 Livestock and Local Communities (LLC) cohort was given the challenge to “create a model(s) of relationships between food animal production, local resources, and stakeholders based on history, that identify future opportunities for stability and resilience in these relationships” for a series of counties in North Carolina.
The cohort conducted a series of stakeholder interviews and developed the following representation (Figure 1) on the evolution of their knowledge and the research question. As the interviews continued, adoption of technology (or lack thereof) in waste management emerged as a theme.
Drawing on concepts from fields outside of their own disciplinary training, the cohort developed a transdisciplinary method of stakeholder analysis. Their model is shown below (Figure 2).
The cohort used that analysis to evaluate several scenarios, three of which are shown in Figure 3.