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The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD: ISSN 2152-0801) is an online international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.

 

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JAFSCD is sponsored by four leading North American university programs focused on food systems.

 

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JAFSCD-Cover-Vol6-Issue2-LoResWinter Issue Launches with Papers on Labor in the Food System


INFAS-LogoJanuary 20, 2016 -- The winter of JAFSCD focuses on the topic of Labor in the Food System from Farm to Table. The issue is being sponsored by INFAS, the Inter-Institutional Network for Food and Agricultural Sustainability.

 

Papers, reviews, and columns are now being published to this issue -- check them out!

 



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 An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health

 

Led by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Faculty and Staff

 

Free, six-week course offered through the Johns Hopkins University partnership with Coursera

 

A food system encompasses the activities, people, and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment.

 

This course will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat impacts the world in which we live. Through several case studies, participants will discuss some key historical and political factors that have helped shape the current food system and consider alternative approaches from farm to fork. Topics include food security, food animal production, aquaculture, food waste, and the farm bill.

 

The course will be led by a team of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Guest lecturers will include experts from a variety of disciplines, including public health and agriculture.

 

To sign up, you will need to set up a Coursera account using an email address. A statement of accomplishment from Coursera is provided to participants who earn an average of 75% or greater across all quizzes. Verified certificates are available for a fee.

 


 

JAFSCD-Cover-Volume6-Issue1-LoResFall Issue Wraps Up with Papers and a Final Review

 

December 21, 2015 -- The fall issue of JAFSCD is now complete. Remember to log in at right if you're a subscriber so you can access the full-text PDFs! The entire issue can be downloaded, or its table of contents. The final published items include:

A final book review is also published:

(Cover photo copyright © by Stephanie Carnow and used with permission.)



Fall Issue Continues with Range of Papers and Reviews

 

December 17, 2015 -- See the latest papers published:

Growing-Local-Film-Series-ScreenAnd here are two new reviews!


New Papers on Demand for Cowpea Leaves, Farmers Markets, School Meals, and More

 

December 1, 2015 -- The current fall issue of JAFSCD is well underway with open-call papers on a wide range of topics.

 

Of special note is John Ikerd's column in which he proposes a new  Food Ethic, inspired by Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic. John's column is freely available, so check it out and share it!

 

Other items published so far in this issue include:

(Photo of cowpea leaves copyright © by Princess Tafadzwa, used with permission.)

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Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.

 

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