JAFSCD is pleased to have the support of four leading North American university programs focused on food systems in publishing the journal.


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See details about each of our sponsor's programs at right.


We also appreciate the support of
our fiscal sponsor, the Center for
Transformative Action
(an affiliate of Cornell University).


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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

ISSN 2152-0801 (online only)


JAFSCD_Cover_Volume_1_Issue_1The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals. JAFSCD emphasizes best practices and tools related to the planning, community economic development, and ecological protection of local and regional agriculture and food systems, and works to bridge the interests of practitioners and academics. Articles are published online as they are approved, but are gathered into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. JAFSCD is an online-only journal; subscribers access the content online and may download or print any articles.


As the journal focuses on the practice of agriculture and food system development, empirical and methodological content are emphasized over the theoretical. Applied research-based papers, case studies, project post-mortems, effective strategies, impact analyses, new possibilities (problems-solving, opportunity-taking and the like) are examples of what professionals in government, the nonprofit sector, and private practice find helpful in their work.


Unsolicited papers related to the core subject matter of the journal are welcome at any time. Calls for papers on special topics are issued periodically throughout the year. Please read our submission information for details on submitting a paper for review.


JAFSCD is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems of the Center for Transformative Action, an affiliate of Cornell University.


Please note that JAFSCD is an online-only publication. This keeps the price affordable to you and also reduces the journal's ecological footprint by saving the resources and costs of printing and shipping hard copies. It also allows us to post articles as they are approved, rather than waiting to gather them into a single issue. We post fully formatted PDFs of individual articles and full issues that can be downloaded and printed. We realize that it is not always comfortable or convenient to read on your computer; feel free to print out the articles that most interest you.


JAFSCD endorses and complies with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, and asks its reviewers to comply with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. These codes spell out the responsibilities of these parties and include a publication malpractice statement.


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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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