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Vol6-Issue4-Cover-LoResJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 6, Issue 4 / Summer 2016

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)


On our cover: The Common Market Mid-Atlantic team packing orders for the region’s institutional market. Learn more about The Common Market at by watching a two-minute video.  (Photo courtesy of The Common Market.)



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Complete Volume 6 Issue 4

1 Volume 6, Issue 4 Complete Issue
Amy Christian

Cover and Table of Contents

1 Cover and Table of Contents
Amy Christian


1 In This Issue: Short Supply Chains
Duncan Hilchey


1 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: How Do We Ensure Good Food for All?
John Ikerd

Open Access Content (subscription not required)

JAFSCD Open Choice allows papers to be published as freely accessible (not limited to JAFSCD subscribers) in perpetuity. The authors have paid a fee to make this access possible.

1 Engaging Stakeholders To Refine Models of State-level Food Self-reliance
Christian J. Peters, Jennifer L. Wilkins, Scott R. Rosas, Brenda K. Pepe, Jamie Picardy, and Gary W. Fick

Open Call Papers

1 Economic Viability of a Food Hub Business: Assessment of Annual Operational Expenses and Revenues
Olya Rysin and Rebecca Dunning
2 Collaboration and Commitment in a Regional Supermarket Supply Chain
Rebecca Dunning
3 Local Foods and Low-income Communities: Location, Transportation, and Values
James R. Farmer, Sara Minard, and Cliff Edens
4 Delineating the Southwest British Columbia Bioregion for Food System Design and Planning: A Practical Approach
Greg Harris, Denver Nixon, Lenore Newman, and Kent Mullinix
5 Choosing and Siting Food Access Interventions: Food Mirages and Produce Stands in Portland, Oregon
Love Jonson
6 Taking the Leap and Sustaining the Journey: Diversification on the Irish Family Farm
Aisling Moroney, Seamus O'Reilly, and Mary O'Shaughnessy
7 Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide for Local Economic Development in Nekemte and its Hinterlands, Oromia, Ethiopia
Megerssa Tolessa Walo
8 Socioeconomic Dynamics of Vermicomposting Systems in Lebanon
Sara Moledor, Ali Chalak, Monika Fabian, and Salma N. Talhouk


1 Digitally Engaged Rural Community Development
Laxmi Prasad Pant
2 Traveling the Path of an Organic Revolutionary
Carrie A. Scrufari

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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