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 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems – Canada Research Chair


Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Areas of expertise appropriate for this CRC include (but are not limited to) agroecology and cropping/farm systems, field and protected vegetable crop production, agricultural economics, and farm business management. Applications must be received by June 30, 2014.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)


UVMLogoSolid3425-K_stacked-TrimmedThe University of Vermont seeks candidates to join us in building our capacity to understand the interconnected aspects of the modern food system and to develop creative models for sustainable food systems.

     Candidates should have a demonstrated record of collaborative, transdisciplinary work and a desire to engage with colleagues across UVM colleges and departments. Anticipated start date is within the 2014–2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.

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JAFSCD-Cover-Spring-2014-Volume4-Issue3-WebJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 4, Issue 3 / Spring 2014

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)



SPECIAL TOPIC: Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives


Note: All content in this issue is freely available through the month of July 2014!


On the cover: This community food system map captures the complex relationships and resources required in a cooperative network. The map was created with the collaboration of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network coordinator, the paper lead author, and Nourishing Communities researchers, using open-source Visual Understanding Environment software from Tufts University (http://vue.tufts.edu/). See its use in the paper in this issue, Leveraging the Local: Cooperative Food Systems and the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network in Ontario, Canada. (Image courtesy of Phil Mount)


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Amy Christian

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1 In This Issue: Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives — and More
Duncan Hilchey
2 Group Editorial: Working Together to Build Cooperative Food Systems
Colin Ray Anderson, Lynda Brushett, Thomas W. Gray, and Henk Renting


1 METRICS FROM THE FIELD: Co-ops and Collective Impact
Ken Meter
2 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Limits to Economic Growth
John Ikerd
3 GLOBAL VIEWS OF LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS: The Agrarian Limits of the Food Movement
Rami Zurayk


1 Historical Tensions, Institutionalization, and the Need for Multistakeholder Cooperatives
Thomas W. Gray

Cooperatives and Alternative Initiatives

1 Re-imagining Rural Cooperation in Atlantic Canada
Greg Cameron and Louise Hanavan
2 Leveraging the Local: Cooperative Food Systems and the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network in Ontario, Canada
Jennifer Sumner, J. J. McMurtry, and Hannah Renglich
3 Fostering Capacity Building Among Groups of Disadvantaged Farmers, Southeastern North Carolina (USA)
Kathi Beratan, Pamela Jackson, and Sherrie Godette
4 Navigating the Fault Lines in Civic Food Networks
Colin Ray Anderson, Wayne McDonald, Jo-lene Gardiner, and Stéphane M. McLachlan
5 The Conventionalization of Local Food: Farm Reflections on Local, Alternative Beef Marketing Groups
Phil Mount and John Smithers
6 Building Resilience in Nonprofit Food Hubs
Jacqueline R. LeBlanc, David Conner, Glenn McRae, Heather Darby
7 Reflexive Resilience and Community Supported Agriculture: The Case that Emerged from a Place
Oliver Moore, Olive McCarthy, Noreen Byrne, and Michael Ward
8 Solidarity Economy and Agricultural Cooperatives: The Experience of the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement
Marie-Josée Massicotte
9 Pulling in the Indigenous Fishery Cooperative Net: Fishing for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security in Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba, Canada
Shirley Thompson, Mohammad Rony, Jennifer Temmer, and Darcy Wood

Open Call Paper

1 Collaboration Meets Opportunity: The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative
Raychel Santo, Rachel Yong, and Anne Palmer

Book Reviews

1 Seeding a Culture of Remembering: A Review of Saving More Than Seeds
Deirdre Helfferich
2 Voices of Peasant Farmers from the Margins of the Global Food Crisis
Breann Maxwell and Zulfiya Tursunova

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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