Taking the time to assess the needs and feasibility of a project creates the opportunity to strategically tighten a project's focus.
It identifies and builds the commitment of key stakeholders. Articulating measurable benchmarks from the outset ensures effective
documentation of project outcomes and selection of appropriate evaluation tools. Evaluation supports continuous improvement and
assists with accountability and future funding.
Cabarrus County Food Systems Assessment
On behalf of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Curtis Consulting is working with Durham-based agriculture
writer/researcher, Sidney Cruze, to develop a comprehensive assessment of Cabarrus Countys existing food system and
opportunities for supporting growth in the local food economy in the region.
Southeastern Rivers & Streams Agricultural Assessment
In 2002, Curtis Consulting conducted a feasibility assessment to determine the potential for the
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with agricultural
partners in the southeastern rivers and streams eco-region (part or all of Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky). The assessment
involved meeting with the client to understand opportunities and constraints, a literature review to provide background information
about agricultural production and water quality concerns within the eco-region and interviews with stakeholders to better understand
likely partners. Curtis Consulting sub-contracted with colleague, Danyelle OHara, to conduct research and prepare a final report.
The Food Alliance
The Food Alliancea nonprofit organization that conducts certification and consumer marketing of sustainably grown products hired Curtis Consulting in 1997 to conduct a confidential evaluation of the environmental content of their standards and overall eco-label certification program. The assessment involved development of criteria to evaluate the credibility and integrity of TFAs environmental claims. It also involved a survey of major national environmental organizations to better understand their needs for environmental performance within eco-labeling programs.
More strategic plans and feasibility assessments from Curtis Consulting.