Just published in the winter 2013–2014 issue...
Accepted papers to be published in the coming weeks:
- Land Trusts and Beginning Farmers’ Access to Land: Exploring the Relationships in Coastal California, by Jessica Beckett and Ryan Galt (both at the University of California Davis)
- Community Food Production as Food Security: Resource and Economic Valuation in Madison, Wisconsin (USA), by Vincent M. Smith (Southern Oregon University) and John A. Harrington (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Evaluating the Economic and Nutritional Benefits of EBT Programs at Farmers' Markets, by Kristin Krokowski (University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Waukesha County)
- Beyond the Farmer and the Butcher: Institutional Entrepreneurship and Local Meat, by Lauren Gwin (Oregon State University) and Arion Thiboumery (Iowa State University)
- Evaluating the South Memphis Farmers Market as a Strategy to Improve Access to Healthy Foods, by Kathryn Hicks and A. Katherine Lambert-Pennington (both at the University of Memphis)
- Can Large Retailers Localize Supply Chains? A Case Analysis of the Challenges Facing One Canadian Retailer, by Doug McCallum, Alissa Mae Campbell, and Rod MacRae (all at York University)
And look for columns from Ken Meter, Rami Zurayk, and Kate Clancy, and a book review of Cristina Grasseni's Beyond Alternative Food Networks: Italy's Solidarity Purchase Groups.
January 31, 2014 -- The fall issue on "land for food: a focus on farmland protection and land grabbing" has just wrapped up. We extended its deadline in order to include more papers on the topic.
- "Rethinking Investment Dynamics: An Alternative Framework of the Global Land Rush," by Elizabeth Starr (currently a researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia). The author proposes a framework that includes physical changes in land use, and interactions between investors and the actors in developing countries who participate in the bargaining process.
- The guest editorial, "Land: The New Gold," by Julia Freedgood, assistant vice president for programs at American Farmland Trust — sponsor of this special-topic issue.
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Food Systems Research Priorities Commentaries
— Your Comments Invited!
September 20, 2013 -- JAFSCD's summer issue includes papers on food systems research priorities for the next 5 years from a wide range of contributors. To encourage discourse on what research is needed, we have posted all the research commentaries as open access — no subscription is needed to access the full-content PDFs.
We're excited to provide this forum on important future research. COnsider the comment feature on each commentary's page as your invitation to join the dialogue.
October 22, 2013 -- JAFSCD's fall 2013 issue, now underway, focuses on the topic "land for food." American Farmland Trust is the fall issue sponsor as the topic dovetails with its mission of protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. Julia Freedgood, managing director of Farmland and Community Initiatives for American Farmland Trust — and a founding advisory board member of JAFSCD — will be providing a guest editorial to introduce the topic and place the papers in context.
Accepted papers to date (with more to follow) include:
- Farm Adaptation at the Rural Urban Interface, by Shoshanah M. Inwood (University of Vermont) and Jill K. Clark (The Ohio State University)
- Delineating the Economic and Food Production Potential of Underutilized, Small Parcel Farmland in Metropolitan Surrey, British Columbia, by Kent Mullinix, Caitlin Dorward, Marc Shutzbank, Parthiphan Krishnan, Karen Ageson, and Arthur Fallick (all at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
- Access to Farmland: A Systems Change Perspective, by Kathryn Z. Ruhf (Land For Good, Inc.)
- Farms or Freeways? Citizen Engagement and Municipal Governance in Edmonton's Food and Agriculture Strategy Development, by Mary A. Beckie (University of Alberta), Lorelei L. Hanson (Athabasca University), and Deborah Schrader (University of Alberta)
These papers and open-call papers will be published in the coming weeks through December.