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1 May 2019
By Karen Karp Last year I wrote about becoming involved in an innovative agriculture economic development project in Idanha-a-Nova, a beautiful agricultural area in Eastern Portugal that once heralded the title, “Watermelon Capitol of Europe.” For a number of reasons, including a change in Portugal’s government, joining the EU, economic recessions, and the lure of...
Eat Lancet
31 January 2019
by Karen Karp I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the EAT-Lancet Commission report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. “Food in the Anthropocene” provides the first scientific targets that integrate the earth’s carrying capacity for agriculture production in concert with a recommended diet that is considered healthy and that can be sustained within...
Rhode Island Food Summit
24 January 2019
On January 19th, Shayna Cohen attended the third annual Rhode Island Food Summit which brought together more than 400 government, industry, education, nonprofit, and community partners whose work comprises and supports the state’s food economy—a kind of who’s who of Little Rhody’s food system. Topics covered a broad range of issues reflective of KK&P’s past...
Salons, Learning Journeys and Conferences
Karen Karp facilitates a conversation and film screen with The New Food Economy about bringing women to the ag-tech table.
18 July 2018
by Karen Karp While the lazy days of summer may finally be upon us, KK&P has been especially busy developing, facilitating, and coordinating a variety of food-focused events for our clients and organizations we are committed to through our volunteer work. Designing and facilitating events has become a core part of our service offerings over...
Portugal Incubator Group
14 June 2018
by Karen Karp   When a colleague noticed on Instagram that I had taken a lot of pictures of Portugal over the last year, he referred KK&P to a Spanish-Portuguese company that develops regional branding strategies all over the world. They are working with the Mayor (or “President”) of the county of Idanha-a-Nova, in Portugal’s...
Karen Karp, President of KK&P, Executive Director and the Associate Dean for Clinical Services, Dr. Timothy Harlan, and consultant intern Amy Gu, a current MBA student at New York University’s Stern School of Business, the Goldring Center
13 June 2018
While there is an irrefutable connection between lifestyle choices and physical health, most doctors and future doctors – medical students – are not equipped to advise their future patients on how their eating choices can prevent and treat chronic illness. Less than a third of medical schools in the U.S. offer the recommended 25 hours...
Monterey Bay Fisheries Fish Hub
1 May 2018
Since the fall of 2016, Karen Karp & Partners has been working closely with the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust (MBFT) to develop a financially viable fish hub, modeled on the food hubs that are taking root around the country, in order to create new markets for Monterey Bay seafood. Monterey, California and its Bay have a...
Bronx Peninsula Arial View
21 March 2018
The Peninsula, a collaboration between Gilbane Development Company, Hudson Companies and MHANY Management Inc. was selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to transform the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx’s Hunts Point community into a new mixed-use residential, retail, and light manufacturing site. The development will create approximately 740 units...