Develop an initial conceptual model


"A causal loop diagram (CLD) was developed to represent the dynamics of the Food Bank under study. The process was simulated bringing in 4 main factors:
1) economic,
2) social,
3) environment,
4) policy.
This helped develop an overall understanding of how components within the system interact with each other. This system interconnectedness is reflected through the causal loop diagram. The model utility aims to reflect the behaviour patterns more closely rather than simply the units’ interaction."

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  • Applying systems thinking to reduce food bank dependency

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